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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 11, Issue:9, September, 2022

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2022.11(9): 7-13

Delivery of Hydrocephalic Fetus by Caesarean Section in Ewe
Sandhyarani Dasari1*, Samskurthi Guddeti2 and Ramachandra Reddy Komatireddy3
1Private Veterinary Practitioner, Jagitial, Telangana, India
2Private Veterinary Practitioner, Nizamabad, Telangana, India
3Department of Veterinary Gynaecology and Obstetrics, College of Veterinary Science, Korutla, Jagitial, Telangana, India
*Corresponding author

Caesarean section is a life-saving procedure for animals which are struggling with dystocia or unable to expel a fetus after the completion of the gestation period. A sheep weighing 50 kg was presented to our clinic, Mobile Veterinary Clinic, Jagitial with a history of straining and difficulty in parturition. Per vaginal examination revealed that the head of the fetus was swollen, a condition called as hydrocephalus fetus or hydrocephalic fetus. For this reason, the dam was unable to expel the fetus through the birth canal, so it causes dystocia. Hence, a Caesarean section was performed in the left flank approach to deliver the dead hydrocephalic fetus to save the life of the dam. After the caesarean operation a course of antibiotics, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents were administered for 7 days and on the day of operation intravenous fluids, and DNS was given to the sheep. The sheep responded well to the surgery and recovered normally without any complications within 14 days after the surgery. This article aims to report a case of dystocia due to a hydrocephalic fetus, which was successfully treated by Left flank caesarean section.

Keywords: Dystocia, Cerebrospinal fluid, Ford interlocking sutures, Internal hydrocephalus

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Sandhyarani Dasari, Samskurthi Guddeti and Ramachandra Reddy Komatireddy. 2022. Delivery of Hydrocephalic Fetus by Caesarean Section in Ewe.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 11(9): 7-13. doi:
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