A dystocic foaling is a foaling that does not proceed normally.
Quick intervention is crucial to save the foal (and the mother). Once the stage 2 of foaling is underway, you only have 40 minutes to save the foal. Each additional 10-minute increment decreases the chance of survival by 10%.
At the Meslay-du-Maine Clinic, we perform a CVD (controlled vaginal delivery) when conventional foaling is impossible. This option allows the foal to be delivered without a cesarean section, increasing its chances of survival.
Don’t forget “EVERY MINUTE COUNTS!”