Management of dystocia due to fetal anasarca with ascites in a Kanni adu goat
Rajkumar R, Ravikumar C, Prabaharan V, Raja S and Palanisamy M
A full term pregnant Kanni adu doe with the history of restlessness, showing continuous straining for four hours was referred to Large Animal Obstetrical Unit, VCRI, Orathanadu by field veterinarian after unsuccessful treatment. Per vaginal examination revealed that the fetus was in poll presentation with absence of fetal reflexes indicating dead fetus. Thorough examination of the fetus revealed large sized fetus with distended abdomen that fluctuated on pressure suggestive of fetal ascites. The fetus was repositioned into normal presentation by mutational operation. Traction was applied on the fetus using eye hook and a dead male fetus was successfully delivered. Gross examination of the fetus revealed moderate subcutaneous oedema throughout the body with accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity. Hence the case was confirmed as fetal anasarca with ascites. The doe was treated with parenteral antibiotics, anti-inflammatory, anti-histamines, ecbolics and supportive therapy for 5 days. The animal recovered uneventfully.
How to cite this article:
Rajkumar R, Ravikumar C, Prabaharan V, Raja S and Palanisamy M. Management of dystocia due to fetal anasarca with ascites in a Kanni adu goat. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(11S): 80-82.