Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ISSN: 2582-3183)

Case Report Volume 4 Issue 5

Rare Case of Dystocia in Rabbit and its Surgical Management

Akhter Rasool*, M G Mohamed Ali, T Sarath, R Suresh Kumar and A Arun prasad

Department of Clinics, Madras Veterinary College, Tamil Nādu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

*Corresponding Author: Akhter Rasool, Department of Clinics, Madras Veterinary College, Tamil Nādu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Received: February 14, 2022; Published: April 11, 2022

Abstract

The female rabbit has unique reproductive tract with no uterine body and each uterine horn has its own cervix that opens directly into vagina. Dystocia is not common in rabbit, as normal delivery is completed within 30 minutes from the onset of parturition. A 4-year-old, 25 days pregnant female rabbit was presented to small animal Gynaecology and Obstetrics unit of Madras Veterinary College teaching hospital with a history of vaginal bleeding, fetid discharge, straining. On abdominal palpation, distended uterus with fetuses was palpable. Lateral abdominal X-ray showed presence of four fetuses and abdominal ultrasound revealed presence of non-viable fetuses. Patient was extremely lethargic and dehydrated on presentation and a decision to perform emergency caesarean section was made.

Keywords: Caesarean Section; Dystocia; Rabbit

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Citation

Citation: Akhter Rasool., et al. “Rare Case of Dystocia in Rabbit and its surgical management".Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 4.5 (2022): 52-54.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2022 Akhter Rasool., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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