Document Type: Scientific report
Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine,
University of Urmia, Urmia, Iran
Student in Veterinary Surgery, Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University
of Urmia, Urmia, Iran
A seven-year-old stallion with diversion of urinary pass to the thigh due to a urethral fistula caused by gunshot perineal injury was presented to the Urmia University, Veterinary Teaching Hospital. No signs of urinary obstruction or renal failure were observed. Because of inaccessible location of the injured urethra, through a perineal urethrotomy incision, a urinary catheter was effectively advanced to repel the obstruction into the bladder. Retrograde urethral catheterization was adopted for 5 days to assist mucosal healing. Healing was uneventful and no complications were observed during one month postoperative.