Journal of Animal Health and Production

Case Report
J. Anim. Health Prod. 8(3): 134-137
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Nasir Iqbal1*, Sadaf Aslam1, Naveed Hussain1, Zubair Luqman2, Hamza Jawad2

1Department of Veterinary Surgery & Pet Sciences, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan; 2Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan.

Abstract | Dystocia in Beetal goat breed is common due to keeping of mixed herd of different breeds at the same place. A vaginal examination should not practice unless required, as it may result in drastic effects over kid and goat as well. A non-descriptive pregnant Beetal goat was presented with the signs of left fore-limb protruding out since 2 days from the vulva. On ultrasonographic examination, it was concluded that the dystocia was due to fetal maternal disproportion. The caesarean section was performed under complete aseptic conditions to avoid any post-operative infection. The left flank approach was used under inverted L block on left Para lumber fossa by using 2% Lignocaine. Alive fetus with an intact umbilical cord was drawn out from the uterus of the goat. Suturing was performed as per standard surgical methods and post-operative care was done including antiseptic dressing of wound and pain management for five days. It is suggested that separate breed herd management should be a practice to avoid such life-threatening conditions.

Keywords | Beetal goat, Dystocia, Caesarean, Aseptic, Suture