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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:4, April, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(4): 3024-3027

Dystocia due to a Dicephalus Monster Fetus in Holstein Friesian Cow
Chiranjeevi Acharya, Manoj Kumar Kalita*, Nipendra Mahanta, Bijoy Chhetri and Utpal Barman
Department of Animal Reproduction Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, College of Veterinary Science, Assam Agricultural University, Khanapara Guwahati -781022, India
*Corresponding author

A Holstein Friesian cow with prolonged labour since 15 hours was presented. On clinical and per vaginal examination it was diagnosed to be double headed monster fetus. Presence of palpebral and slight suckling reflex revealed the fetus as alive. Monsters or foetal anomalies are most common cause of dystocia in all farm animals and is quite common among cows of crossbred origin. A successful delivery of a double headed monster fetus through Caesarean section is recorded.

Keywords: Double headed, Dystocia, Dicephalus, Monster

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Chiranjeevi Acharya, Manoj Kumar Kalita, Nipendra Mahanta, Bijoy Chhetri and Utpal Barman. 2019. Dystocia due to a Dicephalus Monster Fetus in Holstein Friesian Cow.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(4): 3024-3027. doi:
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