Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

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Retrospective study of clinical attributes related to uterine torsion in goats

Anju Aravind1, K. Promod1*, Leeba Chacko1, E.D. Benjamin2 and S. Sooryadas3

1. Department of Animal Reproduction, Gynaecology and Obstetrics College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pookode, Wayanad-673576 Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University Kerala, India

2. Department of Animal Reproduction, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, CVAS, Mannuthy

3. Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, CVAS, Pookode

*Corresponding author: [email protected] , Ph. 9447213277

Year: 2024, Page: 206-211, Doi: https://doi.org/10.51966/jvas.2024.55.1.206-211

Received: Oct. 13, 2023 Accepted: Dec. 18, 2023 Published: March 31, 2024

Abstract

Uterine torsion is one of the serious obstetrical maladies encountered in domestic animals. It is defined as the rotation of the uterus along its longitudinal axis. A retrospective study of uterine torsion among goats presented to Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pookode was done during the period from January 2021 to July 2023. The overall incidence of uterine torsion was 19.62 per cent (21/107) out of total obstetrical cases attended during this period with higher occurrence reported in animals within the age group of one to two years (7/21,33.3%) and in pluriparous animals (11/21,52.4%). Also, animals with unicornual pregnancy and carried single foetus in utero contributed a greater proportion (15/21, 71.4%) to the occurrence of uterine torsion. More prevalence of pre-cervical (11/21, 52.4%), right sided (12/21, 57.14%) and ≤ 180 degree (11/21, 52.4%) uterine torsion was observed in the present study

Keywords: Uterine torsion, goats, incidence

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Aravind, A., Promod, K., Chacko, L., Benjamin, E.D., Sooryadas, S. 2024. Retrospective study of clinical attributes related to uterine torsion in goats. J. Vet. Anim. Sci. 55(1):206-211

DOI: https://doi.org/10.51966/jvas.2024.55.1.206-211

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