Veterinary Obstetrics; A Compendium for the Use of Students and Practitioners

Veterinary Obstetrics; A Compendium for the Use of Students and Practitioners

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...incision at the hock, if possible, divide the skin on the posterior or internal aspect of the limb, as far up as can be reached; separate the skin from the tissues and apply traction, a larger amount being necessary than in the fore extremity. Detruncation. When division of the body is required, it is always necessary to bring the skin together over the divided vertebrae, and it is better to put a stitch or hook through the divided surfaces to keep them in position. Evisceration. It may be necessary to remove some of the abdominal organs, either through the abdominal walls, or through the thorax. In the anterior presentation, cut into the thorax, immediately above the sternum; rupture the structures in passing into the cavity; tear away the first pair of ribs, to allow free passage of the hand; remove the lungs and heart; puncture the diaphragm, and remove the abdominal organs through the opening. Rotation. Sometimes it is necessary to bring about rotation of the foetus, which means a partial turning of it to right or left. If either the fore or hind limbs are out of the passage, this is not so difficult of accomplishment, by cording the presented extremities, and applying traction in the direction the foetus is desired to take. If all the limbs are in the uterus, it is much more difficult. Cord one pair, pass in the hand, and try to elevate the body of the foetus, while traction on the cords is applied as directed. Failing in this, a sack or blanket, passed under the abdomen of the mother, and pressure applied, may bring about rotation. Version. It is sometimes necessary to cause version of the foetus. This means converting a posterior into an anterior presentation, and vice versa. In this case, cord the limbs that are wanted into the passage, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 185.42 x 241.3 x 5.08mm | 90.72g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236595955
  • 9781236595959