The occurrence of schistosomus reflexus in bovine dystocia.

The literature concerning incidence and etiology of schistosomus
reflexus in domestic animals is reviewed and an interesting
case of dystocia in a twin pregnancy (with a normal and a
schistosomus reflexus fetus) is described. Examination of the
reproductive records in 210 dairy cow units of Pentalofos
region with 10000 cows approximately during a 17-year
period (1982-1999) showed that in 2050 cases of bovine
dystocia attended, only 1 (0.05%) was caused by schistosomus
reflexus and treated by Caesarean section.
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