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GYN-stick® Torsion Fork/Obstetrical Crutch
Product Number: C31843
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An innovational tool for bovine obstetrics - a modern and safe torsion fork with additional function as an obstetrical crutch. Uterine torsion is a common cause of bovine dystocia. The GYN-stick® is a safe and simple instrument that minimizes the risk of complications. Using it as a torsion fork, it has a closed aperture at the anterior end for fixating the calf’s legs. After applying calving ropes to the calf’s legs, the ropes are threaded crosswise through the anterior aperture. Next, the ropes are tightly tied to the aperture at the posterior end of the stick, which is also used for the torque rod, and the assistant can apply force to the torque rod and generate torsional movement. The optimal length of the GYN-stick® also affords the vet practitioner enough space for manual assistance during rotation of the calf. Even under severe structural strain, the plastic unit is stable, but also offers good flexibility. These features allow accurate control of the rotational force applied, preventing fracturing of the calf’s legs. To make the GYN-stick® more versatile, the posterior end is modified based on the principles of the Kühn’s obstetrical crutch. It is formed into two rounded arms with eyelets for the string, which are wider to substantially reduce the danger of injuring the cow. Other applications include correction of bilateral hip flexion and the bilateral shoulder flexion posture.