This is an error; it was an ovary occupying the sac of an inguinal hernia.
inguinal hernia is seen mostly in stallions, next in geldings, and very rarely in the mare.
The inguinal hernia should be pressed upwards, outwards and backwards, the femoral hernia downwards, backwards and upwards.
One of these is the liability to inguinal hernia, or rupture, which leads to much suffering and frequent death in man.
In such cases a truss, on the principle of those employed for inguinal hernia, is more satisfactory than a belt.
inguinal hernia is rare in other vertebrates because this weak part is relieved by the pressure of the viscera.
inguinal hernia n.
A hernia into the inguinal canal.