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"Dystocia" (see also Abortion, Pregnancy, Kidding or Goats & Health)

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Dystocia
by Gary Pfalzbot
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Dystocia, considered rare in goats, is defined as a difficult or abnormal labor or delivery. From the Greek "dys" meaning "difficult, painful, disordered, abnormal" + "tokos" meaning "birth." This term is not as commonly used amongst goat keepers as it would be among medical personnel such as veterinarians. While considered rare, any number of factors could contribute for dystocia in goats, some related to herd health, some related to nutrition, some related to environment and some related to a combination of any one or all of these factors. You may also want to refer to the Pregancy, Abortion and Kidding sections as well.

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