34/23 | Clinical & Field Article | Veterinary Gynaecology and Obstetrics

Management of Dystocia Due to Fetal Anomaly in Sheep

P.Venkata Sai kumar, P.Utkarsha, 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 May 2023 : 100 (5) - pages 37 to 40
(Received: , Accepted: )


A 5yr old non-descript ewe presented at TVCC, Mamnoor with history of straining since 24hrs. Per-vaginal examination revealed an oversized dead fetus with downward deviation of head and neck. The dystocia was successfully relieved by application of william’s long obstetrical hook and by performing partial fetotomy.

Key Words: sheep, dystocia, fetal anomaly, william’s long obstetrical hook, fetotomy

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