1. Management of dystocia due to breech presentation in doe: A case report

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Muhammad Umer, Sajid Ali, Shahid Faraz Syed, Saifullah, Muhammad Zahir, Abdul Baseer,Fazal Wadood


Dystocia is one of the most common complications in parturition associated with high risk in Balochistan. This condition causes considerable economic losses to local farmers, if not properly treated.  These are mostly due to mixed breeding practices among different breeds, management problem as well as inaccessibility to veterinary practitioner. An adult local non-descript doe weighing 41 kg was presented to teaching veterinary hospital at Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (FVAS), Lasbela University of Agriculture Water and Marine Sciences (LUAWMS), Uthal. Animal had a history of difficulty in giving birth with straining since more than last 20 hours. On per-vaginal examination, the ruptured foetal membrane was present with fully dilated cervix. Similarly, bilateral hock flexion (Breech presentation) was diagnosed. No any foetal reflex was present during examination. Defective postured foetus was successfully taken out after adopted the traction procedure. Treatment was given to avoid any post-parturient infection. No any remarkable complications were seemed one week follow up of treatment. The purpose of this report is providing awareness among the livestock practitioners about incidence of dystocia cases, draw backs of management malpractices to be held in the mix breed herd in the Balochistan province. 

Keywords: Breech; Doe; Dystocia; Management


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