Fetotomy: A Viable Option for Resolving Dystocia Caused by Nonviable Foals

Fetotomy (the vaginal removal from a mare of a dead fetus in two or more pieces) is a viable option for resolving severe dystocia (difficult birth), with better mare survival rates than those cases involving Cesarean section, according to researchers from the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at the University of Teramo in Teramo, Italy.

The goal of fetotomy is to reduce the siz

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