4-Title: Hydrometra in goats (Capra hircus): Clinical analysis of 26 cases

Authors: G N Purohit and J S Mehta

Source: Ruminant Science (2012)-1(2):117-119.

How to cite this manuscript: Purohit GN and Mehta JS (2012). Hydrometra in goats (Capra hircus): Clinical analysis of 26 cases. Ruminant Science 1(2):117-119.


Hydrometra was diagnosed in 26 goats aged 3 to 6 years at our referral centre from 2001 to 2011. Seven goats presented for pregnancy evaluation were diagnosed to have hydrometra by ultrasonographic presence of anechoic fluid without fetus and cotyledons at least 40 days after mating. These goats were treated with an IM injection of 125 µg of a prostaglandin (Prostodin, Astra Zeneca Pharma) and the uterine fluid was evacuated within 24-48 h of treatment. Clinical diagnosis of hydrometra in another 19 goats presented was based on discharge of copious watery vaginal fluid without presence/delivery of fetus and its annexes. It was concluded that hydrometra in goats can be diagnosed easily by the sonographic appearance of fluid after 40 days of mating or discharge of plenty of watery fluid without delivery/presence of fetus and its annexes.


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