Retrospective Study on the Fetal Maldispositions as a cause of Dystocia in Egyptian Buffalo-Cows: Strategic Plan to Improve

  title={Retrospective Study on the Fetal Maldispositions as a cause of Dystocia in Egyptian Buffalo-Cows: Strategic Plan to Improve},
  author={G. Megahed},
  journal={Journal of Dairy, Veterinary \& Animal Research},
  • G. Megahed
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Dairy, Veterinary & Animal Research
Dystocia is a problem most dairy producer’s encounter. It is defined as delayed or difficult calving, sometimes requiring significant human assistance [1,2]. It has a considerable impact on production and future reproduction of dairy [5,6] and beef [3,4] animals. The effects of dystocia on subsequent reproduction were reflected to a greater extent by conception rate and percentage of the cows returning to estrus during the AI period than by the other reproductive parameters that were evaluated… Expand


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Maternal dystocia in cows and buffaloes: A Review
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Factors contributing to dystocia due to fetal malpresentation in beef cattle.
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Dystocia in Friesian cows and its effects on postpartum reproductive performance and milk production
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Factors affecting dystocia and early calf mortality in Angus cows and heifers.
Dystocia and perinatal mortality, to a lesser extent, were found to be more frequent in heifers than in cows and survival of calves to 24 h in heIFers was primarily affected by birth weight. Expand
Factors affecting dystocia in cattle.
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Impacts of dystocia on health and survival of dairy calves.
Relatively simple interventions have the potential to significantly reduce the impact of dystocia on calf mortality and morbidity on dairy farms and education of farm management and personnel in strategies to reduce dystokia and its effect on calf health should be a priority. Expand
[Fetotomy in cattle with special reference to postoperative complications--an evaluation of 131 cases].
The most important factors for the post-operative prognosis are the time in labour and any trauma of the soft birth canal which influence the forming of pelvic phlegmons. Expand
Perspectives of fetal dystocia in cattle and buffalo
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Body condition score and body weight effects on dystocia and stillbirths and consequent effects on postcalving performance.
Periparturient BCS and BW within the range observed in the current study did not significantly affect incidence of dystocia and stillbirth, but these events negatively affected cow performance in early lactation. Expand