Eggbound Corn Snake Surgery

Cherry is a 3yr old corn snake who was rushed to Craemill Veterinary Clinic as an emergency. She had managed to pass 22 eggs naturally but during the process had become very tired and weak and needed emergency surgery (coeliotomy & salpingotomy) to remove the retained eggs or she would die.

Anaesthetised and ready for her operation

A tube is placed into her throat to deliver anaesthetic gases and oxygen to help her breathe during the surgery

Incising into snake skin

1st egg to be removed from the oviduct

All 3 eggs are removed and now time to stitch up

Stitches in snake skin

The 3 eggs that were causing the blockage

Fully recovered following her surgery and ready for home!