Dystocia in a Rothschild Giraffe Leading to a Caesarean Section

Author(s)D.C. Williams, P.J. Murison and C.L. Hill
Year Published2007
JournalJournal of Veterinary Medical Association
Page Numbers199-202
Size457.34 KB

A 9-year-old female Rothschild giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi), weighing approximately 900 kg, at Longleat Safari Park, Wiltshire, UK was presented with dystocia in September 2005. This paper details the surgical and anaesthetic procedures carried out performing a caesarean section to remove a dead male calf and the successful recovery of the giraffe.

Key Words: Dystocia, surgery, anesthesia, caesarean section, giraffe 

Authors: D.C. Williams, P.J. Murison and C.L. Hill

Journal: Journal of Veterinary Medical Association 

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