Dystocia in goats, causes and treatment
AL-Qadisiyah Journal of Veterinary Medicine Sciences,
2010, Volume 9, Issue 1, Pages 63-68
AbstractDystocia in goats, causes and treatment
S.O. Hussain N.W. Zaid
Coll.Vet. Med./ Unive of Baghdad
This study was conducted on 40 goats suffering from dystocia in Al-Ishakey station to the north of Baghdad. Their age ranged between (1-2.5) years. After careful clinical examination the females classified to three groups according to the causes of dystocia and treatment methods employed to relief the dystocia:
1- The first group composed of (20) goats suffering from dystocia due to lateral deviation of head and neck, this group was treated by mutation and forced extraction to relief the case. All the feti are alive (12 males and 8 females). All these cases are single birth.
2- The second group composed of (12) goats suffering from dystocia due to bilateral shoulder flexion associated with absolute fetal oversize, these cases were treated using partial fetatomy by removing the fore limbs from the shoulder region, all the feti were dead and their sexes were (8 males and 4 females). These cases are single birth.
3- The third group (8) goats suffering from dysocia due to relative fetal oversize due to narrow and small pelvis of the dam, the caesarean section was performed to treat these cases and the feti borned are alive (10 males and 6 females) and the cases are twin birth.
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