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Extrauterine Pregnancy in Bitch: A Mini Review
Bhuwan Raj Bhatta1*, Krishna Kaphle2, Saroj Shrestha1, Ashok Kafle1
1Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
2Department of Theriogenology, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Extrauterine pregnancy or ectopic pregnancy means a pregnancy occur elsewhere than uterus. It is a rare condition in animals than humans. Nevertheless, the causes are not well defined in animals and humans. Two types of ectopic pregnancy are well recognized: Tubal and Abdominal. Tubal pregnancy is occurred when the fertilized embryo fails to travel in uterus and remains in the oviduct. Abdominal pregnancy occurs when embryo develops into abdominal cavity. Abdominal pregnancy is further divided into two forms: primary and secondary. Primary forms occur due to rearward migration of oocyte and embryo from fimbriae and oviduct and secondary form due to rupture of uterus and oviduct. Clinical findings are not the trademark for the diagnosis of extrauterine pregnancy in animals. Diagnosed by radiography, ultrasonography, computed tomography and treatment is done by surgically in animals.

Keywords: Abdominal; Bitch; Extrauterine pregnancy; Tubal

Int. J. Grad. Res. Rev. Vol-6, Issue-1: 1-4
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