Vol. 7, Issue 6 (2018)
Evaluation of treatment protocols for complete primary uterine inertia in female dogs
Prashantkumar, Krishnaswamy A and Ashok Walikar
The common cause of maternal dystocia is uterine inertia and the most common form of uterine inertia in bitches is primary uterine inertia. Studies were carried out on 40 clinical cases of dystocia in female dogs, diagnosed to be due to complete primary uterine inertia, when presented to the obstetrical clinics in Veterinary College Hebbal, Bengaluru. Many of the medical protocols used for treatment of primary uterine inertia have centred on intravenous infusion of oxytocin, glucose and calcium, either alone or in combination. This study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of these protocols on the pattern of uterine contraction in the cases of primary uterine inertia in female dogs. Uterine tocodynamometric studies revealed that complete primary uterine inertia was associated with weak and infrequent uterine contractions therapeutic intervention using oxytocin, oxytocin and dextrose or calcium and oxytocin failed to significantly augment the uterine contractions. It was concluded that cases of complete primary uterine inertia are best treated using the surgical option.
How to cite this article:
Prashantkumar, Krishnaswamy A, Ashok Walikar. Evaluation of treatment protocols for complete primary uterine inertia in female dogs. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(6):661-664.