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Vol. 12, Special Issue 8 (2023)

A successful approach to handling dystocia resulting from postural defects of a fetus in a primiparous crossbred cow: A case report

Author(s):
Pramod Dodamani, Deepthi V, Abhishek Mahadev Jolapure, Varun K, Sriranga K Ranganatha and Shivanagouda Patil
Abstract:
This study documents the successful management of a case of dystocia in a primiparous crossbred cow, which occurred due to the right lateral deviation of the head and neck and flexion of the right carpal joint. The entire procedure took place at the farmer's shed, highlighting the practicality and effectiveness of on-site treatment. To correct the postural abnormalities of the fetus, specific manoeuvres were employed. Repulsion was applied to the brisket region to reposition the fetus was done, while the head and neck were carefully realigned to their normal posture by gently holding the fetus's mouth in the palm directed towards the birth canal. Additionally, the forelimb's postural defect was corrected by grasping the hoof in cuffed hand and straightening it to its normal posture. To facilitate the smooth delivery of the calf, both the fetus and the calving passage were thoroughly lubricated with liquid paraffin, which aided in reducing friction and easing the passage of the calf. Ultimately, through the application of controlled traction, a deceased female calf was successfully delivered. Post-handling, the cow was treated with appropriate medication followed by good management leading to a healthy recovery. This case underscores the importance of timely intervention and specialized techniques in resolving challenging dystocia situations, even in resource-limited settings like a farmer's shed.
Pages: 464-466  |  185 Views  101 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Pramod Dodamani, Deepthi V, Abhishek Mahadev Jolapure, Varun K, Sriranga K Ranganatha and Shivanagouda Patil. A successful approach to handling dystocia resulting from postural defects of a fetus in a primiparous crossbred cow: A case report. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(8S): 464-466.

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