Vol. 8, Issue 5, Part E (2023)
Management of dystocia due to fluid filled peritoneal cavity and intestines of fetus in a crossbred Jersey heifer
Author(s): M Prasanth Kumar, S Kantharaj, H Hemalatha and K Murugavel
Abstract: A four year old nulliparous full term pregnant heifer was brought to large animal unit of the Department of Veterinary Gynaecology and Obstetrics, VCC with a history of rupture of water bag eight hours before followed by unproductive straining. Based on clinico-gynaecological investigation, the condition was tentatively diagnosed as dystocia due to over-sized fetus with fluid filled peritoneal cavity. The fetus was in posterior longitudinal presentation and dorso-sacral position. As the fetus was dead, fetotomy was performed to evacuate the fluids and the fetus was delivered per-vaginum. Following supportive therapy, the dam had uneventful recovery.
How to cite this article:
M Prasanth Kumar, S Kantharaj, H Hemalatha, K Murugavel. Management of dystocia due to fluid filled peritoneal cavity and intestines of fetus in a crossbred Jersey heifer. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2023;8(5):281-283.