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Pre-operative and operative difficulties during bovine Caesarean section in Belgium and associated risk factors

Iris Kolkman UGent, Geert Opsomer UGent, Dirk Lips, B Lindenbergh, Aart de Kruif UGent and Sarne De Vliegher UGent (2010) REPRODUCTION IN DOMESTIC ANIMALS. 45(6). p.1020-1027
abstract
The aim of this study was to describe the difficulties encountered during caesarean section (CS) in practice on mainly Belgian Blue (BB) cows and to identify the associated risk factors. Data were collected using a questionnaire completed by veterinarians of the Ambulatory Clinic of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University (Belgium), immediately after performing a CS. Results revealed that the BB breed had fewer severe pre-operative problems than animals of other breeds, most probably due to the fact that CSs in this breed are performed in a very early stage of parturition. Mild as well as severe difficulties were more likely to happen during surgery in cows that had undergone a CS before. Cows at their second or third surgery had a significantly higher proportion of larger calves and more skin scar tissue was present, both increasing the risk of abdominal wall muscular and uterine haemorrhage. These factors can all lead to problems with exteriorization and suturing of the uterus; hence special attention is needed when performing a CS on a cow which has experienced the procedure before. The more experienced veterinarians were less likely to report difficulties during the operation than less experienced surgeons.
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published
subject
keyword
COMPLICATIONS, CATTLE, COWS, BREED
journal title
REPRODUCTION IN DOMESTIC ANIMALS
Reprod. Domest. Anim.
volume
45
issue
6
pages
1020 - 1027
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000284429900050
JCR category
VETERINARY SCIENCES
JCR impact factor
1.606 (2010)
JCR rank
26/145 (2010)
JCR quartile
1 (2010)
ISSN
0936-6768
DOI
10.1111/j.1439-0531.2009.01479.x
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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627974
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-627974
date created
2009-05-14 15:59:20
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  author       = {Kolkman, Iris and Opsomer, Geert and Lips, Dirk and Lindenbergh, B and de Kruif, Aart and De Vliegher, Sarne},
  issn         = {0936-6768},
  journal      = {REPRODUCTION IN DOMESTIC ANIMALS},
  keyword      = {COMPLICATIONS,CATTLE,COWS,BREED},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {1020--1027},
  title        = {Pre-operative and operative difficulties during bovine Caesarean section in Belgium and associated risk factors},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0531.2009.01479.x},
  volume       = {45},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
Kolkman, Iris, Geert Opsomer, Dirk Lips, B Lindenbergh, Aart de Kruif, and Sarne De Vliegher. 2010. “Pre-operative and Operative Difficulties During Bovine Caesarean Section in Belgium and Associated Risk Factors.” Reproduction in Domestic Animals 45 (6): 1020–1027.
APA
Kolkman, I., Opsomer, G., Lips, D., Lindenbergh, B., de Kruif, A., & De Vliegher, S. (2010). Pre-operative and operative difficulties during bovine Caesarean section in Belgium and associated risk factors. REPRODUCTION IN DOMESTIC ANIMALS, 45(6), 1020–1027.
Vancouver
1.
Kolkman I, Opsomer G, Lips D, Lindenbergh B, de Kruif A, De Vliegher S. Pre-operative and operative difficulties during bovine Caesarean section in Belgium and associated risk factors. REPRODUCTION IN DOMESTIC ANIMALS. 2010;45(6):1020–7.
MLA
Kolkman, Iris, Geert Opsomer, Dirk Lips, et al. “Pre-operative and Operative Difficulties During Bovine Caesarean Section in Belgium and Associated Risk Factors.” REPRODUCTION IN DOMESTIC ANIMALS 45.6 (2010): 1020–1027. Print.