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Management of Dystocia Due to Hypoplastic Vulval Lips by Unilateral Episiotomy in a Malnad Gidda Cow

S. Rangasamy, J. Umamageswari, R. Raja Lakshmi, U. S. Kalyaan and K. Krishnakumar

Department of Veterinary Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Madras Veterinary College, TANUVAS, Chennai 600 007, Tamil Nadu, India.

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal September 2020 : 97 (09) - pages 25 to 27
(Received: December, 2020, Accepted: August, 2021)


A full term pregnant four-year-old Malnadgidda cow was presented to Large Animal Obstetrical Unit, Madras Veterinary College Teaching Hospital, Chennai – 600 007 with the history of unproductive straining since six hours. Gynaeco-clinical examination revealed the case of dystocia due to hypoplastic vulva. Unilateral episiotomy operation was performed and a live male foetus was removed per vaginum. Animal had an uneventful recovery after treatment with antibiotic, antihistamine, anti-inflammatory drugs for 5 days.

Key Words: Dystocia, Hypoplastic vulva, Malnadgidda cow, Unilateral episiotomy

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