Dystocia Correction

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Safe and expedient correction of a dystocia requires the optimal use of techniques, equipment, personnel, and facilities. The reproductive tract of the mare should be protected from damage due to pressure points created during manipulation of the fetus and equipment used in the correction of a dystocia. This chapter describes the fetal orientation (presentation, position, and/or posture) and correction of common causes of equine dystocia. The basic correction of major malpostures includes elbow lock, head and neck flexion, foot nape, carpal flexion, shoulder flexion, posterior presentation, hock flexion, hip flexion and transverse presentation. The chapter explains about the fetal orientation and correction for these malpostures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEquine Reproductive Procedures
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781118904398
ISBN (Print)9780470960394
StatePublished - Aug 25 2014


  • Dystocia correction
  • Mare


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