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Question What is Retained fetal membrane(RFM)

Dr. Adnan

Retained fetal membrane (RFM) is one of the most common disorders affecting reproduction of dairy cattle The fetal membranes retention is defined as the failure to expel the fetal membranes within 12 to 24 hours after calving Various causes of RFM have been identified i.e. uterus paresis, abortion, stress, late or premature birth, dystocia, twinning, infections, seasonal and hormonal disorders. Additionally, some vitamin and mineral deficiencies induce or predispose animals to RFM conclude that RFM is due to complex metabolic disturbances during the pre-partum period. Retained placenta causes reduction in the fertility which leads to a reduction in pregnancy rate, increases number of consultations per conception and consequently longer calving interval