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Labor and Birth Figure 3

Fig. 3: Long Labor “Tango”


The Doe, Tango, went into labor 3 days later than her due date. The vet did not recommend oxytocin for labor induction. The labor lasted 3.5 hours and was bloodier than usual.


Only 2 babies survived out of a litter of 10. One was still born, one smothered, and the other 6 died over the 24 hours after birth.


The 2 surviving babies thrived.
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In the above photos Tango’s discomfort and distress is obvious as she tries to give birth to her litter.

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This photo shows what a seriously hard contraction looks like. You can also see more blood than usual with this birth.

Photos and case history provided by Amanda of Shadowbrook Rattery

Posted on April 11, 2006, 18:27, Last updated on March 15, 2010, 20:37 | Figures

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