A Rare Case of Fetal Mummification in Labrador Bitch


  • Ankita Sharma Department of Veterinary Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Khalsa College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Amritsar, INDIA


Bitch, Fetal Mummification, Labrador


Fetal mummification is defined as the resorption of fetal fluid within the uterus as the cervix remains closed due to the presence of the corpus luteum on the ovary. In canines papyreous type of mummification occurs. Fetal mummification in canines is unusual. The present case was reported in a Labrador female dog where two foetuses were removed out of which one was mummified and the other was normally grown but dead. Both the foetuses were removed by caesarean section. The bitch was recovered following post-operative management.


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How to Cite

Sharma, A. (2023). A Rare Case of Fetal Mummification in Labrador Bitch. International Journal of Livestock Research, 13(8-9), 37–39. Retrieved from https://ijlr.org/ojs_journal/index.php/ijlr/article/view/248