Management of fetal dystocia caused by carpal flexion in ewe: A case report

  • Faez Firdaus Jesse Abdullah Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selango
  • Eric Lim Teik Chung Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor
  • Muhammad Abubakar Sadiq Department of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maiduguri, PMB1069, Borno State
  • Yusuf Abba Department of Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maiduguri, PMB1069, Borno State
  • Abdulnasir Tijjani Department of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maiduguri, PMB1069, Borno State
  • Konto Mohammed Department of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maiduguri, PMB1069, Borno State
  • Abdinasir Yusuf Osman Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang,Selangor
  • Mohd Azmi Mohd Laila Department of Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor
Keywords: Dystocia, Clinical management, Carpal flexion, Ewe

Abstract

Dystocia or difficulty in parturition in a ewe may need veterinary assistance for the successful parturition. An adult ewe weighing 30 kg was presented to the Hospital of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia with the history of difficulty in giving birth. Physical examination of the ewe revealed that the animal was weak and in recumbent position. Head of a dead fetus was observed as protruding out from the vulva region. Through physical evaluation of the ewe by per vaginal examination, the condition was diagnosed as fetal dystocia. Treatment and management plans given to the ewe were episiotomy and manipulative delivery of the dead fetus via mutation and traction method. Post-operative treatment was given with Flunixin meglumine (dosed at 2.2 mg/kg bwt) for 3 days, and Norodine (dosed at 1 mL/16-kg bwt) once intramuscularly. The case was completely cured after 2 weeks. The risk of losing the lamb as well as the ewe increases with delay in treatment of dystocia.

http://dx.doi.org/10.5455/javar.2015.b70

 

 


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2015-05-20
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Abdullah, F., Chung, E., Sadiq, M., Abba, Y., Tijjani, A., Mohammed, K., Osman, A., & Laila, M. (2015). Management of fetal dystocia caused by carpal flexion in ewe: A case report. Journal of Advanced Veterinary and Animal Research, 2(2), 225-228. Retrieved from https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/JAVAR/article/view/23234
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