Uterine & Rectal Prolapse


Uterine Prolapse

Uterine prolapse is not a very common occurrence in llamas or alpacas.  A proplapsed uterus occurs when the dam keeps pushing after the cria is already out.  Sometimes the placenta can still be attached to the uterus.

The uterus is inside out when prolapsed and appears red and with a lot of texture.  In order to help, you need to support the uterus and keep it clean.  The uterus can be put back into place by your veterinarian and the female can go on to have normal pregnancies if you take care to protect the uterus from dirt.

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Rectal Prolapse

The following photos show a procedure formed on an adult llamas with a rectal prolapse.  The rectum has is protruding through the anus.  The procedure was successful.  For a short time after, the animal was watched carefully so he didn't suffer from constipation and put pressure on the area.


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