Retention of Placenta (ROP)

  • Normally foetal membranes are expelled within 3 to 8 hours after delivery.
  • It is termed as  ROP  if  foetal membranes are not expelled even after 12 hours of parturition.
  • Chances of ROP are increased in cases of abortion, dystocia, milk fever, twin birth, induction of calving, infection and nutritional disturbances.
  • Never pull the placenta on your own.
  • Consult a veterinarian to  avoid complications like metritis,  septicaemia etc which may lead to  even death of the animal.
  • Dispose the removed placenta by deep burial. Avoid handling it with bare hands.