Case of Retention of Placenta (ROP)

Case of Retention of Placenta (ROP)

Case of Retention of Placenta(ROP)
Case of Retention of Placenta(ROP)

Placenta Kept After Birth (ROP)

Case of Retention of Placenta(ROP) .Retained placenta (RP) is also called retained foetal membrane or retained cleansing.
RP happens when the membranes on the calf’s side of the placenta don’t separate from the membranes on the mother’s side.
After the calf is born, the membranes usually start to come apart (early separation is one cause of stillbirth).
Most of the time, RP is defined as not getting rid of the foetal membranes within 24 hours after giving birth.


Most of the time, a retained placenta is caused by dystocia, milk fever (metabolic diseases), or having twins. Most of the known risks for retained placenta come from these causes in most herds that are well taken care of.


The only sign of RP is rotting, discoloured, and eventually smelly membranes that hang from the vulva.

Sometimes the retained membranes stay in the uterus and aren’t easy to see. If this happens, a foul-smelling discharge may be a sign that the membranes are still there.

Cows that still have their foetal membranes are more likely to get metritis, ketosis, mastitis, or even have an abortion in their next pregnancy.


There are no standard ways to avoid getting RP. The best way to stop RP and lessen its effects is to take care of dry cows well. This will include giving them the right nutrients, especially magnesium and fat-soluble vitamins, making sure they get enough dry matter, keeping their body condition score at the right level, and giving them a clean, dry place to live.

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