Successful management of dystocia due to relative oversized fetus in a Murrah buffalo

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Sudhir Kumar Utsav Sharma Sharad Kumar Dinesh Kumar Dwivedi


A Murrah buffalo in her first parity suffering from dystocia due to relative oversize fetus and its successful clinical management following caesarean operation has been reported.

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KUMAR, Sudhir et al. Successful management of dystocia due to relative oversized fetus in a Murrah buffalo. Buffalo Bulletin, [S.l.], v. 40, n. 1, p. 195-198, mar. 2021. ISSN 2539-5696. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 17 apr. 2021.
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