Dystocia following prolonged retention of a dead fetus in an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus).

@article{Thitaram2006DystociaFP,
  title={Dystocia following prolonged retention of a dead fetus in an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus).},
  author={Chatchote Thitaram and Pornsawan Pongsopawijit and Nikorn Thongtip and Taweepoke Angkavanich and Sarun Chansittivej and Waroot Wongkalasin and Chalermchart Somgird and Niyada Suwankong and Worapat Prachsilpchai and Kittiphat Suchit and Bjarne Clausen and Pinich Boonthong and Kannika Nimtrakul and Charawee Niponkit and Somchai Siritepsongklod and Ronnachit Roongsri and Sittidet Mahasavankul},
  journal={Theriogenology},
  year={2006},
  volume={66 5},
  pages={1284-91}
}
A 32-year-old nulliparous female Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) showed signs of parturition 8 months later than predicted from the breeding records. However, while serosanguineous fluid, necrotic tissue and pieces of amnion were expelled, second-stage labor did not progress. Since the fetus was not found during an endoscopic examination of the vestibule, it was assumed that the elephant had calved unseen and she was returned to the forest to recuperate. Twelve months later, the elephant… CONTINUE READING