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Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
Year: 2017 | Volume: 16 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 40-42
DOI: 10.3923/javaa.2017.40.42  
Dystocia Effect on the Viability of Lambs in Eastern Algeria
Bilal Ghanam , Fatima Benchaib Khoudja , Abderrahmane Baadach , Amirouche Morsli , Abderrahmane Chibani and Mohamed Ramdani
Abstract: This study was carried on 100 cases of different types of dystocia in sheep raised in 09 different provinces of Eastern Algeria during 3 years (2012-2015). Out of 136 lambs obtained following dystocia, 52.20% died during birth and 47.79% survived. Factors significantly influenced the viability of these lambs were type of dystocia (fetal disproportion p = 0.001) and type of intervention (manual correction: p = 0.0001, caesarean: p = 0.02, referral to the slaughter p = 0.0001 and foetotomy p = 0.001). The objective of this study was to determine the main factors that influence the viability of lambs in Eastern Algeria.
How to cite this article:
Bilal Ghanam, Fatima Benchaib Khoudja, Abderrahmane Baadach, Amirouche Morsli, Abderrahmane Chibani and Mohamed Ramdani, 2017. Dystocia Effect on the Viability of Lambs in Eastern Algeria. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 16: 40-42.
DOI: 10.3923/javaa.2017.40.42