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- n. Plural form of dystocia.
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However, as an ob/gyn resident at a busy institution I have done my share of deliveries and have seen a fair number of "normal, uncomplicated pregnancies" turn into horrendous shoulder dystocias or significant postpartum hemorrhages.
I am a dairy veterinarian so I deal with dystocias almost everyday.
You also might want to closely watch mares which have a history of dystocias (difficult births).
The disadvantages include that in some instances, such as with dystocias, the mare might not lie down at all.
This technology greatly assists those people monitoring mares for delivery in order to be present in cases where difficult births (dystocias) might be expected or in cases where the foal is at risk of neonatal isoerythrolysis (jaundice).
Problems with lack of oxygen most obviously come from foals which have a difficult time being born (dystocias).