Spontaneous rupture of uterus in the bitch at parturition with evisceration of puppy intestine – a case report

https://doi.org/10.17221/5600-VETMEDCitation:Hajurka J., Macak V., Hura V., Stavova L., Hajurka R. (2005): Spontaneous rupture of uterus in the bitch at parturition with evisceration of puppy intestine – a case report. Veterinarni Medicina, 50: 85-88.
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A rupture of one uterine horn at the region of small curvature and placentation was observed in a pregnant 8-year old Schnauzer bitch carrying a single foetus. It occurred at its second parturition. The first whelping at the age of 3 years had been without complications and the bitch reared eleven puppies. The uterine rupture occurred at the puppy’s umbilical cord. An urgent obstetrical examination revealed one dead foetus in anterior presentation and ventral position. Caesarean delivery was indicated. Evisceration of puppy’s intestine through its ruptured abdominal wall at the umbilical cord could be observed through the uterine wall rupture of 1.5 cm in diameter. The bitch underwent hysterectomy and recovered without complications.
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