Studies on Physical and Clinical signs of parturition in Bitches with Dystocia

Publication Date : 21/08/2015


Author(s) :

Narasimha murthy , Devaraj.M .


Volume/Issue :
Volume 1
,
Issue 8
(08 - 2015)



Abstract :

The most common behavioral sign observed by the owner of the patient at the onset of parturition were nesting, restlessness and panting. However, these signs were observed only in 20-30 per cent of the animals suggesting that the behavioral signs cannot be used with certainity to suggest that the animals are indeed in the act of parturition. Nearly 50 per cent of the animals with dystocia were presented with a history of copious mucoid discharge with slight greenish tinge. In most animals exhibiting this kind of discharge, the fetuses were found to be alive as identified by ultrasonographic examination. In nearly 28 per cent of the animals, the vaginal discharges were dark and blackish green and in another 33.33 per cent it was brownish and foul smelling indicating that dystocia had existed for considerable period of time. In many animals with dystocia, the rectal temperature remained within the normal limits inspite of prolonged duration of dystocia and in the presence of foul smelling discharges and higher rectal temperature was invariably associated with history of vaginal manipulation by the referring veterinarian. The mean heart


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