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Title: Medical and Surgical Management of a Dystocia Because of Foetopelvic Disproportion in an African Lioness (Panthera Leo)
Authors: Batista-Arteaga, M. 
Santana, M.
Rodríguez Lozano, David Oliverio 
Méndez, J. 
Quesada, O.
Arbelo, M. 
Espinosa, J.
Keywords: Feline Dystocia
Gonadotropin
Canine
Zoo
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: 0936-6768
Journal: Reproduction in Domestic Animals 
Abstract: ContentsMedical and surgical management of a foetopelvic dystocia in an African lioness (Panthera leo) and the post-operative complications are reported. A caesarean section was performed to extract an oversize foetus blocked at the cervical canal; the lioness died 36 h after surgery. At necropsy, an abdominal effusion with sero-haemorrhagic fluid was observed, along with a fibrinopurulent exudate adhered to the serosal surfaces of the pelvic and abdominal cavities. In addition, the pelvic symphysis was not cartilaginous, but formed a firm and rigid joint between the pubis and ischium of each hip. The macroscopic and microscopic findings confirmed the presence of metritis, vaginitis and peritonitis. Dystocia may be caused by the premature ossification of the pelvic symphysis, reducing the dimensions of the pelvic cavity.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/49525
ISSN: 0936-6768
DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0531.2010.01630.x
Source: Reproduction in Domestic Animals[ISSN 0936-6768],v. 46, p. 362-365
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