fetotomy

fetotomy

dissection of a dead fetus in utero. Applicable particularly to cows because of the size of the uterus and the opportunity to introduce instruments to the full depth of the fetus.

percutaneous fetotomy
the fetus is dissected through the skin using first a knife to open the skin followed by a fetotome. It is faster than a subcutaneous approach but offers more risk to the uterine wall.
subcutaneous fetotomy
the fetus is entered between the first ribs and the thoracic cage destroyed within the skin. The fetus is extracted when its mass has been reduced by this internal demolition and removal.
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The monster calf was forcefully extracted with partial fetotomy result in successfully resolved dystocia of a buffalo.
Caesarean section is indicated in those cases when mutation, forced extraction or fetotomy are deemed inadequate or too difficult to be employed to relieve impending or present dystocia and when it is desired that foetus be delivered alive (Roberts, 1996).
In conclusion dystocia due to dicephalic head could be successfully resolved through fetotomy in field conditions.
Fetotomy (fe-toh-to-me) The surgical cutting of the fetus to remove it from the uterus.
If the shoulders will not pass, your veterinarian will have to perform a cesarean section or fetotomy.
Because his hands were too big, he directed his assistants who tried to deliver the baby goat, and when it was determined the kid was not alive, performed a fetotomy - removal of the dead baby in parts, the judge's report said.
medicinal treatment and or manual assistance/ forced extraction), fetotomy or cesarean section and record the outcomes.
Because the 6-foot-8, 350-pound veterinarian's hands were too big, he directed his assistants in attempting to deliver the baby goat and then, when it was determined it was not alive, performed a fetotomy - removal of the dead baby in parts, the judge's report says.
The decision for different mutational processes viz fetotomy, caesarian section or any other maneuver is to be taken early, to save live fetus first and dam.
After the baby goat died inside its mother's womb, Bosma performed a fetotomy - cutting up of the fetus to remove it - without using any type of anesthesia or analgesia on the mother, officials said.
Successful relieving of dystocia due to incomplete dilatation of cervix by fetotomy in sheep.
The calves were grouped according to body system primarily affected and treatment was given either by obstetrical manipulation, fetotomy or by caesarean section.