Pregnancy Toxemia In Does

  • JJ Malago


Two 4-year-old Dutch dairy does from different herds at their last months of pregnancy were anorectic and depressed. Clinically, pregnancy toxemia was diagnosed. At necropsy 4 and 6 fully developed foetuses were found in the two does respectively. Livers of both does were enlarged, yellowish and friable (fatty). The rumens were tremendously decreased in volume and were nearly empty. Kidneys were degenerated. Based on pathological findings final diagnosis was that of pregnancy toxemia.

Tanzania Veterinary Journal Vol. 24 (1) 2007: pp. 74-78

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