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Placenta: assessment

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Contributor(s):

Tracy Anderton

Mike Reynolds


Introduction

  • The vet is most likely to be required to examine a placenta following an abortion, stillbirth or during a post-cesarean check.  
  • This article describes how to examine a placenta.

Passing the placenta - normal physiology

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Examination of placenta

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Mistakes to avoid

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What can the condition of the placenta tell you?

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Non-Infectious causes of abortion/stillbirth may result in a placenta with the following appearance

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Infectious causes of abortion/stillbirth may result in a placenta with the following appearance

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Laboratory examination of placenta

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed Papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Schlafer D H (2002) Bovine placental development, anatomy and pathology: before and after birth. Cattle practice 10 (2) PubMed.
  • Johnson C T, Lupson G R & Lawrence K E (1994) The bovine placentome in bacterial and mycotic abortions. Vet rec 134 (11) PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Blowey R. The veterinary book for dairy farmers. 3rd edn. pp 118-119.

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