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Vulvar edema of a gilt in labor.
Grasping devices which can be manipulated to engage the head of the fetus or one of the legs, and subsequently extract the fetus.
Smith MC (2011)
The obstetrical wire snare is placed behind the poll (and the ears).
The wire snare is placed behind the poll and ears, and closed below the mandible, to extend the head and neck.
The sharp obstetrical wire snare left a bruise line on these live newborn pigs.
The obstetrical snare is placed just above the hock, with the loop on the inside, to aid in extension of the leg during delivery.
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