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1

The correction of the fetus to a deliverable state is termed:

mutation

2

The surgical cut made at the vulva to aid a difficult delivery and prevent rupture of tissues is termed:

episiotomy

3

Between a C-section and a fetotomy, which procedure has less of an impact on future fertility and milk production?

fetotomy

4

Between a C-section and a fetotomy, which one is typically more expensive and more traumatic?

C-section

5

T/F: Fetotomy is considered a last resort procedure

False.

6

Identify this instrument:

fetotome

7

What is the most common type of fetotomy?

partial fetotomy

8

What is being shown in this image?

decapitation

9

What are the two methods for amputation of the forelimbs in a full fetotomy?

subcutaneous and percutaneous

10

Bilateral hip flexion with a posterior presentation is known as a:

True Breech

This is likely the most difficult dystocia you'll approach

11

90% of cesarean sections are due to 1 of 5 reasons. What are those 5 reasons?

  1. Fetal oversize
  2. Incomplete cervical dilation
  3. Irreducible uterine torsion
  4. Fetal deformity
  5. Errors of fetal presentation, position, or posture

12

In a ventral midline cesarean section, describe the incision into the uterus:

Incise the great curvature of the uterus and cut from the calf's toes to the tip of the calf's hock

13

What is the most common surgical approach for cesarean section in the cow?

Standing Flank

 

14

When performing a standing flank approach for cesarean section in the cow, which side is more commonly used?

left flank

The rumen helps keep everything in place. If you perform a right flank, there is a possibility that the large intestines could come out with the uterus

15

What is the most common suture pattern used in bovines to close the uterus?

Utrecht