Reproductive Prolapses of Cattle
Jeremy Powell, DVM Extension Veterinarian, University of Arkansas
Occasionally, beef cattle develop problems with prolapses near the time of calving. A prolapse can be basically defined as an abnormal repositioning of a body part from its normal anatomical position. Two distinct types of prolapses occur in the reproductive tract of cattle: vaginal or uterine. While both types require medical attention and correction, the severity and time of occurrence differ.