09/21 | Clinical & Field Article | Veterinary Surgery and Radiology

A Rare Case of Dystocia in Rabbit and its Surgical Management

Joju Johns, S.V.Madhusudhan, K.Pramod, S.Sooryadas and P.T.Dinesh

Department of Animal Reproduction, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, CVAS, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Pookode, Wayanad, Kerala – 673576

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal September 2020 : 97 (09) - pages 32 to 33
(Received: February, 2021, Accepted: August, 2021)


One-year-old primiparous Soviet Chinchilla Rabbit was presented with dystocia and radiographic examination revealed dead foetus in the uterus. Medical management with 25μg of Cloprostanol sodium and Dextrose 10% solution resulted in the delivery of a kit, but further administration of 5% dextrose, calcium gluconate and oxytocin was non-productive. Caesarean section was performed under general anaesthesia induced with midazolam and ketamine at the rate of 2 mg/kg and 10 mg/kg b.wt. I/V, followed by maintenance with isoflurane. Six dead foetus were removed and animal had an uneventful recovery.

Key Words: Rabbit, Dystocia, Caesarean

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