Research Journal for Veterinary Practitioners

Case Report
Res. j. vet. pract. 2 (3): 40 - 41
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Mukti Barua3*, Farhad Hossain2, Md. Zohorul Islam1, Kamrul Islam1
1Department of Microbiology, 2District Artificial Insemination (AI) centre, Chittagong, Bangladesh, 3Department of Animal Science and Animal Nutrition, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU). Bangladesh
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Schistosomus reflexus (SR) is a congenital birth defect resulting in the malformation of the whole body. This malformed calves unable to pass through the birth canal and must be recuperated by caesarean section or fetotomy. This anomaly frequently observed in ruminants and its characteristic features include spinal inversion, exposure of the abdominal organs because of a large opening in the ventral abdominal wall, crooked and improperly positioned limbs adjacent to the skull. Recovery from Schistosomus reflexus (SR) was carried out by caesarean section and finally the dam was recovered after a continuous treatment regimen. Investigation from preliminary analysis of related cases depicts that SR has a genetic aetiology.

Key Words: Schistosomus reflexus, Caesarean section, Crossbred dairy cow, Dystocia, Spinal inversion, Limb ankylosis