Hydrallantois is more common (85-90%) than hydramnios which accounts 5-10 percent of dropsical condition in bovines (Peek, 1997; Roberts, 2004).
Both treatment protocols for termination of pregnancy were administered only once at time of confirmation of hydrallantois.
In present study, history and clinical symptoms observed in buffalo for diagnosis of hydrallantois are similar with cattle (Drost, 2007).
Morphometric analysis of late gestation bovine placentomes from somatic nuclear transfer pregnancies complicated by hydrallantois
Conceptuses and neonates derived from nuclear transfer frequently develop pathologic conditions including large offspring syndrome, prolonged gestation, dystocia, fetal and placental edema, hydrallantois
and hydramnios, abnormal size of organs, respiratory problems and perinatal death (Young et al.
Hydrallantois is one of the gestational disorders with sudden increase in allantoic fluid in allantoic cavity due to foetal membrane pathology leading to bilateral abdominal enlargement (Roberts, 1971).
Based on history, symptoms and observations, the case was diagnosed as hydrallantois.
Hydrallantois was seen mostly in 8-9 months of pregnancy (Roberts, 1971), however in present case it was seen in 7 months of pregnancy and could be due to necrosed and oedematous placenta as reported by Napolean et al.
Hydrallantois is gestational disorder with sudden increase in allantoic fluid occuring in allantoic cavity due to foetal membrane pathology leading to bilateral enlargement of abdomen.
Based on history, symptoms and observations the case was diagnosed as hydrallantois.
Hydrallantois or hydrops of allantois is a pathological condition affecting pregnant uterus characterized by rapid accumulation of watery, amber colored fluid inside allantoic cavity over a period of 5-20 days in late gestation and is always giving suspicion for twin/triplet pregnancy (Morrow, 1986).
Hydrallantois could usually be associated with a diseased uterus in which most of caruncles in one horn were affected, become not functional and atrophied rest of the placentomes in other horn were enlarged, edematous and possibly diseased (Roberts, 1971).