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Caesarean sections in cattle attended by a practice in Cheshire
  1. JC Dawson and
  2. R Murray

Abstract

The results of 77 caesarean sections in cattle carried out in a seven-person practice over a period of 16 months are described and evaluated. The standardisation of the surgical technique, the speed of decision making in dealing with dystocia, and the education of the farmers contributed to the 84 per cent calf survival rate, and post surgical complications were few. There was only one fatality in a dam.

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