Vol. 5, Issue 6, Part A (2020)
Surgical management of dystocia in a Rottweiler
Author(s): Manasa A, Ajith P and NS Sunilkumar
Abstract: In the present study, a Rottweiler aged 3yrs and weighing 25 kilograms was presented with dystocia due to primary uterine inertia and was treated by caesarean section to remove one live pup and the patient went on to make an uneventful recovery. Dystocia is a common small animal emergency. Bitches that have been in prolonged labour, those with a uterus containing dead or decaying foetus or a friable uterus or those showing signs of endotoxaemia or septicaemia are advised for caesarean section. Caesarean section should be performed before the dystotic bitch fatigues or distress occurs to the pups. For caesarean sections, safe anaesthetic protocols that exert minimal side effects on foetus or pups should be selected by the clinician.
How to cite this article:
Manasa A, Ajith P, NS Sunilkumar. Surgical management of dystocia in a Rottweiler. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2020;5(6):14-15.