Partial Foetal Retention Following Aglepristone Treatment in a Bitch

T. Rigau, J. E. Rodríguez-Gil, F. García, M. M.Rivera Del Alamo

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Contents: This short communication describes the case of partial foetal retention in an 18-month-old female French bulldog following induction of abortion owing to an undesired mating. Abortion was induced with aglepristone administered in two consecutive protocols of a dual injection 1day apart. After failure of the first treatment to achieve abortion, 15days later, a second treatment was administered. Delivering of aborted foetus occurred 2days after the last administration. Five weeks after the abortion, the female showed a weak haemorrhagic vaginal discharge. On ultrasound examination, the presence of uterine wall distension as well as a puppy skull inside the uterus was observed. This clinical case makes clear that although aglepristone is a very reliable drug, follow-up of the female during treatment and in the immediate post-partum is necessary to ensure a good outcome. © 2010 Blackwell Verlag GmbH.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)738-741
JournalReproduction in Domestic Animals
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2011


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