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Clinical Management of Dystocia Due to Lateral Deviation of Fetal Head in Sheep

Karthik, Neha samaikya, sandeep, sampath, Satish Martha, M.Rajashri, and E.Sunil Anand Kumar

Department of Veterinary Gynaecology and Obstetrics, College of Veterinary science, P.V.Narsimha Rao Telangana Veterinary University, Mamnoor, Warangal-506166.

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal April 2023 : 100 (4) - pages 45 to 46
(Received: , Accepted: )


A nondescript ewe was presented to VCC, Warangal with full term and straining. As per the Animal’s history, fetal fluid was lost 6 hours before and was straining since then. Pervaginal examination revealed right lateral deviation of head and neck (fetal malposture) which was successfully manipulated by mutational operations and delivered a dead fetus. Ewe was treated with antibiotic and supportive therapy which was recovered uneventfully.

Key Words: Dystocia, Lateral deviation , Malposture, Traction

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