Develop your knowledge and understanding of pre- and post-ovulatory stasis in reptiles, also known as follicular stasis, egg binding and dystocia. This is a one-part course that can also be taken as part of the Reproductive disorders course bundle.
This module looks at pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of pre- and post-ovulatory stasis in reptiles, including:
Cause – pre-ovulatory stasis occurs when follicles fail to ovulate and become progressively larger. The cause is not fully understood. Post-ovulatory stasis is non-obstructive and is due to a variety of causes.
Signs – lethargy, anorexia, coelomic enlargement, hindlimb paresis, dyspnea, partial clutch laid.
Diagnosis – presumptive based on history, exam, imaging and bloods.
Treatment – pre-ovulatory stasis must be treated by surgical ovariectomy. Post-ovulatory stasis may be treated through husbandry improvements, supportive care, medical induction or surgical salpingotomy or salpingectomy.
Prognosis – good to guarded.
Support and Resources
This online module includes an e-Book with content from Vetstream's Vetlexicon Exotis (reptiles) followed by a quiz leading to a personalized certificate. Written by some of the world's leading veterinarians, ensuring accuracy and depth of content.
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This module is worth approximately 30 minutes of CPD.