Factors affecting the outcome of uterine torsion in buffaloes: A retrospective study

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Navdeep Singh Vinod Kumar Gandotra Sarvpreet Singh Ghuman Rajsukhbir Singh

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Out of the 290 uterine torsion affected buffaloes presented to the Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex Hospital, GADVASU, Ludhiana, gestation period was complete in 88.6% buffaloes and its most (66.2%) frequent occurrence was observed second to fourth parity. Most of the uterine torsion were post cervical (95.1%), on right side (93.4%), of >180o (82%) and presented within 36 h from the occurrence of uterine torsion. Sharma’s modified Schaffer’s method was attempted to detort 87.9% uterine torsion affected buffaloes. There were no significant (P>0.05) association of successful detorsion with gestation period, parity, side of torsion, position of torsion and degree of torsion. However, the duration of torsion were significantly (P<0.05) associated with successful detorsions. The overall survival rate of uterine torsion affected buffaloes presented at TVCC hospital was 63.4%, whereas the survival rate among the successfully detorted buffaloes was about 91%.The survival rate of the calves delivered was 18.96% and most (59.9%) of calves delivered were male. Calf survival and dam survival rate decreased with increase in duration of occurrence. The future fertility decreased with increase in duration of torsion. It is concluded that the increased duration from the occurrence of uterine torsion to its treatment decreases the chances of successful detorsion, dam survival and calf survival.

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SINGH, Navdeep et al. Factors affecting the outcome of uterine torsion in buffaloes: A retrospective study. Buffalo Bulletin, [S.l.], v. 39, n. 4, p. 463-472, dec. 2020. ISSN 2539-5696. Available at: <https://kuojs.lib.ku.ac.th/index.php/BufBu/article/view/2493>. Date accessed: 26 jan. 2021.
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