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Dystocia due to dicephalus monster with kyphosis and arthrogryposis in a cross bred cow: a case report

Rahul Katiyar, F.A. Khan, Muqtaza Manzoor Khan, S.S.D. Sacchan, Shiv prasad, H.P. Gupta.

Abstract
A rare case of dystocia due to dicephalus monster with kyphosis and arthrogryphosis was recorded in a 5-year old crossbred cow presented with history of full term pregnancy, signs of labor since about 48 hrs, and unsuccessful pre-handling using unskilled traction. Vaginal examination revealed the presence of a dicephalic monster fetus with one of the heads severely damaged (broken jaw and damaged eye canthi). Caesarean section was performed and a female fetus with two heads, necks fused caudally, arthrogryposis in all the limbs and kyphosis was removed.

Key words: Arthrogryposis, Cattle, Dicephalus, Dystocia, Kyphosis



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