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Fetal Maceration in Crossbred Holstein Frisian Heifer-A Case Report

H. K. Bhattacharyya


S. A. Dar


M. R. Fazili

H. K. Bhattacharyya 1

S. A. Dar 2 M. R. Fazili 2 

  1. Programme Coordinator cum Associate Professor and Corresponding author, Krishi Vigyan Kendra (Farm Science Centre), Assam Agricultural University, Romai-Kardoibam, Dibrugarh , Assam, India 1

  2. Faculty of Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Shuhama-Alusteng, Srinagar,(J&K) 2

Pages: 1-4

DOI: 10.18488/journal.110/2015.1.1/

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A maiden crossbred HF heifer was treated by one local veterinarian for induction of parturition due to fetal death with cloprostenol sodium and thereafter by combination of dexamethasone plus estrogen with no success. Looking at the condition of the animal, cesarean was conducted using ventrolateral approach under line infiltration of local analgesia as per standard procedure. A macerated fetus was expelled. Metritis developed 8 days following operation and was treated successfully.  
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