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Dystocia in a giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis

V. de Vos, O. Bourquin
Koedoe | Vol 17, No 1 | a910 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v17i1.910 | © 1974 V. de Vos, O. Bourquin | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 28 July 1974 | Published: 28 July 1974

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Abstract

Dystocia in a free-living giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis in the Willem Pretorius Nature Reserve is described. Posterior presentation and a unilateral engaged hock flexion posture caused a complete obstacle to parturition. Both parties, maternal and foetal, died as a result of the condition.


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