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