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Dystocia in Conjunction with Uterine Prolapse in a Primiparous Holstein Friesian Cow

Jyothi K., Pridhvidhar Reddy Y.V., Prabhakar Rao K., Ganesan A. and Mutha Rao M..


A primiparous Holstein Friesian (HF) cow was presented in the clinic with a complaint of dystocia. Pervaginal examination revealed lack of fetal reflexes with both fore limbs extended into birth canal and head deviated ventrally. Repulsion of fetus was done under epidural anaesthesia and ventrally deviated fetal head was corrected by keeping the animal in dorsal recumbancy. As attempts to deliver the fetus by traction failed, fetotomy was performed and fetal head removed to create space. Snares were applied to both fore limbs and while guiding the neck using hands, a large dead male calf was removed by forced traction. Uterine prolapse occurred instantaneously which was repositioned and treated accordingly.

Key words: Dystocia, Fetotomy, Forced traction, Uterine prolapse

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