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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 52 issue 9 (september 2018) : 1383-1385

Cesarean section in Murrah buffaloes

J. Khurma, C.R. Choudhary, Vikas Sharma, Deeksha, K.P. Singh
1Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, International Institute of Veterinary Education and Research, Bahu Akbarpur, NH-10, Rohtak-124 001, Haryana, India
Cite article:- Khurma J., Choudhary C.R., Sharma Vikas, Deeksha, Singh K.P. (2018). Cesarean section in Murrah buffaloes. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 52(9): 1383-1385. doi: 10.18805/ijar.B-3370.
Cesarean section in buffaloes is an emergency operative procedure being performed principally for uncorrectable uterine torsions and for delivery of fetal monsters. Ten cases of uncorrectable uterine torsion and fetal abnormalities were reported at TVCC, IIVER, Rohtak. It was decided to perform cesarean section in all the cases. Buffaloes were restrained in left lateral recumbency with both forelimbs and hindlimbs tied separately. Cesarean sections were performed under local infiltration analgesia using 2% lignocaine HCl and sedation with triflupromazine. Uterus were sutured using absorbable suture material with chromic catgut no. 2 in all the cases.  Before suturing, available antibiotic pessaries were placed in the uterus. Post-operatively fluid therapy (5 days), broad spectrum antibiotics (5 days), NSAIDS (3 days) along with multivitamin (3 days) were administered. All animals except one recovered uneventfully.
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