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Dystocia Due to Hydrocephalus Fetus in a Queen Cat

S. Rangasamy, J.Umamageswari, Aparna Gopinathan and D. Gopikrishnan

Department of Veterinary Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai- 600007, Tamil Nadu

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal September 2019 : 96 (09) - pages 59 to 60
(Received: January, 2019, Accepted: June, 2019)


A three year old full term pregnant Persian cat was presented with the history of unproductive continuous straining for over24 hrs. Ultrasound and radiographic examination showed a single non- viable fetus with an enlarged skull in anterior longitudinal presentation, dorso-sacral position with bilateral exion of the shoulders respectively.The cat was successfully managed by cesarean section and cat showed uneventful recovery.

Key Words: Hydrocephalus, queen cat, dystocia

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