A 2-year-old primiparous female Suri alpaca (Vicugna pacos) was referred to the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at Kansas State University because of dystocia. The dystocia developed during abortion at 9 months of gestation. The alpaca had been in labor for 8 to 10 hours prior to admission.
Physical examination findings at the time of admission were within anticipated limits. Results of a CBC and serum biochemical analysis revealed a low PCV (21%; reference range, 27% to 45%), low total protein concentration (4.7 g/dL; reference range, 5.2 to 8.9 g/dL), and hyperglycemia (254 mg/dL; reference range, 74 to
A 3-year-old 36.1-kg (79.4-lb) sexually intact female Golden Retriever was presented to the University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching hospital 54 days after mating. The bitch had had 1 previous litter, delivering 8 pups without complications. During the last estrous cycle in which the bitch was mated, a single assessment of its serum progesterone concentration was performed, the result was consistent with ovulation (5 ng/mL; reference range, 4 to 8 ng/mL), and mating took place later that same day. Both animals had current vaccination and deworming status and, on the basis of negative results for card agglutination tests, were free
A 5-year-old Quarter Horse mare was examined at our university veterinary teaching hospital in March because of a suspected uterine prolapse of 24-hours' duration. The mare had been bred the preceding April and was confirmed pregnant on the basis of results of transrectal palpation and ultrasonography 15 days after ovulation. No other pregnancy evaluations were performed, and there was no history of an abortion or parturition.
Initial examination at the time of admission revealed that the mare was bright, alert, and responsive. Although the rectal temperature was slightly increased (38.5°C [101.3°F]), results for the remainder of the vital indices
A black 2-year-old nulliparous female Suri alpaca was evaluated in July at the Kansas State University Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital because of infertility. The alpaca had been mated multiple times to a fertile male during the preceding spring. Matings were as anticipated, and each lasted approximately 15 minutes. The alpaca was not sexually receptive to the male the week after the matings, but was sexually receptive again 1 week later (2 weeks after the matings).
Initial evaluation revealed that the alpaca was bright, alert, and responsive. Findings of physical examination were within anticipated limits. Transrectal ultrasonography revealed a large