VIDEO shows an emergency Caesarean section for a 2-year-old Corgi.
The Corgi's uterus consists of 2 uterine horns. The left and right uterine horns.
(Image). Normally both uterine horns will be filled with healthy pups in clear water sacs.
In this unusual case,
The entire left uterine horn was filled with black fluid and 3 dead pups and melted placentas.
The entire right uterine horn was filled with normal pups in clear water sacs and placenta.
2011 Black vaginal discharge. Breeder phoned Toa Payoh Vets for an emergency Caesarean section.
2012 + 2013 Prepare for surgery. IV drip, isoflurane gas anaesthesia only. No sedatives like propofol IV.
*2014 Left uterine horn. Black fluid filled the inside of the uterus. All 4 pups dead, mummified with no placentas.
Right uterine horn
2016. Right uterine horn is ready for incision
2017, 2018 normal pups pulled out.
Illustration of stitching showing 2 rows
*2019. Uterine horn stitched up in 2 rows of inverting stitches.
lst row is parallel to the incision
*2020 lst row completed. Footage shows 2nd row started.
*2021 end of stitching of 2nd row
2022 End of surgery. Dam cleaned up. Oxytocin, antibiotic and painkiller injections will be given.
2023 + 2024 Healthy pups from right uterine horn.
2029, 2034 Goes back to breeder farm
FOLLOW UP AT BREEDER'S FARM 3 WEEKS LATER.
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Footage shows one of 3 Corgis thriving
Footage shows the single pup (Dachshund) thriving under the poodle. Its mother has not sufficient milk.
The poodle is the surrogate mother of this single pup syndrome Dachshund and one Corgi. The other 2 corgis are nursed by the Corgi dam.
2773 2 Corgi pups
2772 Dachsund single pup syndrome