TWO CASES OF ECTOPIC ABDOMINAL PREGNANCY IN QUEENSJournal: TRADITION AND MODERNITY IN VETERINARY MEDICINE (Vol.4, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2019-05-30
Authors : Marina Ivanova Cvetelina Ivanova Todor Marinkov Plamen Georgiev;
Page : 21-25
Keywords : cat; ectopic pregnancy; fetuses.;
Еxtrauterine pregnancy (or ectopic) pregnancy, is a rare condition, when embryos or fetuses are located outside the uterus. The objective of this work was to describe two cases of abdominal ectopic pregnancy found during a routine spay of stray cats. Before surgery in both animals abdominal enlargement was detected. Fetuses were located in the abdominal cavity, covered adhesiv by omentum, with no clear traces of fetal membranes. In the first cat 3 and in the other 2 deformed fetuses in size from 3 to 6 cm were found. In the second animals the fetal limbs and head were completely formed. Bones ossification was visualized by X-ray. The uterus size in queens were same during a non-pregnant state without visible external changes. After neutering animals recovered quickly. The second operation was performed more than three months after the end of the breeding season. It was assumed that the described clinical cases were refer to secondary abdominal pregnancy. They are evidence that ectopic pregnancy in cats can be detected not only as an accidental finding but also by assumption of prolonged pregnancy.
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