publication . Article . 2007

Dystocia in the dog and cats

Anadol, Elvan;
Open Access
  • Published: 08 May 2007
  • Publisher: İstanbul Veteriner Hekimler Odası
Abstract
Dystocia is the failureof completion of labor withoutexogenous intervention. The incidence of dystocia is highly variable among animal speciesand races. In domestic dogs and big and brachiocephalic races, this incidenceis particularly high. Early stimulation of labor causesuterine inertia and fetal developmental disorders whereas delayed labor   results in overgrowth of fetus thus increasing the rate of dystocia. Severalfactors both relatedto the mother and the fetus are responsible of dystocia and thiscan be managed by manuelintervention as well as some medical and surgical methods
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: reproductive and urinary physiologybody regionsfemale genital diseases and pregnancy complications
free text keywords: Cat,Dog,Dystorcia
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