Vol. 8, Issue 5, Part E (2023)
Successful surgical management of rabbit dystocia
Author(s): Shalini G and Antoine D
Abstract: A eight months old female rabbit was presented with a history that impending straining for over twenty-four hours and delivered a one live bunny. Clinically the doe was dull, depressed but remained responsive. On gentle vaginal examination, fetal structures were palpable. On mild traction, a broken piece of the hind quarters of the fetal parts was removed manually. Ultrasonographic examination revealed the fetal skeletal structure with feeble heart beat was visualized. Induction with injection oxytocin 2 IU intramuscular and a dead female fetus was expelled. The fetus was removed by caesarean section with general anaesthesia. The post-operative care with following parenteral antibiotic and analgesic for seven days, the doe had an uneventful recovery.
How to cite this article:
Shalini G, Antoine D. Successful surgical management of rabbit dystocia. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2023;8(5):294-296.