OMIA 000781-9807 : Patent urachus in Ceratotherium simum

In other species: domestic cat , sheep , mountain zebra , dog

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Cross-species summary: The urachus is a canal present in the foetus, connecting the bladder with the allantois via the navel. It normally disappears after birth. A patent urachus is one which persists after birth, allowing urine to drip out of the bladder through the umbilicus.

Reference


2001 Langan, J., Ramsay, E., Schumacher, J., Chism, T., Adair, S. :
Diagnosis and management of a patent urachus in a white rhinoceros calf (Ceratotherium simum simum) Journal of Zoo & Wildlife Medicine 32:118-122, 2001.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 06 Sep 2005