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Postmortem examination of a uterus from a doe that succumbed to toxic metritis after a dystocia. Left:A uterus that became necrotic, likely due to prolonged ischemia when a kid was lodged in the pelvic canal. After the doe delivered the kid, the uterus became colonized with Clostridium perfringens, and the doe became toxic. Right: Total protein decreased to 4 g/L due to the massive inflammatory response within the uterus.
Courtesy of Dr. Jamie Stewart and the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.