ANIMALS >Van cat gives birth to three kittens through caesarian section

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A cat at Yüzüncü Yıl University’s (YYU) Van Cat Research and Application Center has given birth to three kittens through caesarian section. 

The center started using the practices of caesarian section for Van cats, with distinctive white fur and two eyes of different color, that cannot give birth naturally for various reasons. 

The director of the center, Associate Professor Abdullah Kaya, said the work had gone very successfully and they had three new, very healthy babies thanks to the caesarian section. 

“Of course some problems are experienced during birth. The mother cats are fed and treated very well. Because they are fed well, their babies sometimes become too big in their belly. That is why they cannot give birth naturally. Then we intervene with some medical methods. We support them with medicines to make the birth easier. But if she still cannot give birth, we try to take the babies at the Veterinary Faculty Animal Hospital Birth Policlinic by caesarian section,” Kaya said.

“Recently we had a cat that gave birth to three kittens, two females and one male, by caesarian section. They are in very good health. So far we have got 12 healthy babies from three mothers by caesarian section in total,” he added.

Kaya said research would continue at the center to preserve the special breed of Van cats.


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