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Surgical Management of Uterine Rupture in a Bitch

G. Shanmuga Priya and M.G. Mohamed Ali

Private practitioner, Pasteur Pets Clinic,70/1/110, Greensway roads, R A Puram, Chennai-600028, Tamil Nadu

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal October 2019 : 96 (10) - pages 71 to 72
(Received: May, 2019, Accepted: June, 2019)


A four-year-old Labrador bitch was presented with the history of dystocia for past 24 hours and induction was done twice with oxytocin. As the bitch was unstable and recumbent, emergency caesarean section was performed. On laparotomy, the uterus was ruptured and the contents were in the peritoneal cavity and ovariohysterectomy was performed. Post operatively animal was maintained on antibiotics and analgesics and the bitch recovered uneventfully.

Key Words: Uterine rupture, Management, bitch

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