Case Report
Volume 3 Issue 11 - 2020
Retained Fetal Membrane in a Dairy Cow and its Management Option
Haben Fesseha*
School of Veterinary Medicine, Wolaita Sodo University, Wolaita Sodo, Ethiopia
*Corresponding Author: Haben Fesseha, School of Veterinary Medicine, Wolaita Sodo University, Wolaita Sodo, Ethiopia.
Received: September 29, 2020; Published: October 19, 2020




Abstract

An 8-years old Holstein Friesian cow weighing 330 kg was presented with a primary complaint of hanged placenta over 12 hours. Also, lack of appetite and foul smelling vulvar discharges were also seen. The cow had a history of normal calving before a week and prostaglandin (PGF2α) was administered intramuscularly once on the day of calving by the veterinarian. The history and clinical findings of the case revealed that it was diagnosed as retained fetal membrane. Accordingly, the uterus was lavaged with 0.5% povidone iodine and 0.9% NaCl using artificial insemination gun loaded with its sheath to pass through the vulva into the uterine body to manage the brownish foul-smelling discharge. Besides, oxytetracycline 20 mg/kg was also given twice intramuscularly within 48-hour interval to treat uterine infections. Moreover, Flunixin meglumine 1.1 mg/kg was given intramuscularly once a day for three consecutive days to manage the pain and inflammation and the cow recovered unevenly after 7 days post treatment. The current case report discusses a successful management of retained placenta in dairy cow.

Keywords: Dairy Cow; Retained Placenta; Vaginal Discharge; Prostaglandin (PGF2α)

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Citation: Haben Fesseha. “Retained Fetal Membrane in a Dairy Cow and its Management Option”. EC Clinical and Medical Case Reports 3.11 (2020): 35-38.

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