Dystocia in a Rothschild giraffe leading to a caesarean section

D C Williams, P J Murison, C L Hill

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Abstract / Description of output

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-202
Number of pages4
JournalZentralblatt für Veterinärmedizin
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - May 2007

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Animals
  • Artiodactyla
  • Cesarean Section
  • Dystocia
  • Female
  • Male
  • Pregnancy
  • Stillbirth


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