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afterbirth

the placenta and fetal membranes expelled from the uterus after the birth of the offspring

Afterbirth

 

in humans and other placental mammals, the placenta and fetal membranes (the amnion and chorion) expelled from the uterus after the delivery of an infant. The afterbirth also includes the umbilical cord. The afterbirth usually is expelled completely after the infant is delivered. If it does not emerge completely, the parts remaining in the uterus must be removed manually.

afterbirth

[′af·tər‚bərth]
(embryology)
The placenta and fetal membranes expelled from the uterus following birth of offspring in viviparous mammals.
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Farmers are legally required to dispose of all afterbirths promptly and safely via an animal by-products approved route such as rendering, incineration or knacker yards.Disposalmust be in leak-proof covered containers or in sealed impervious bags or sacks.
They should also avoid contact with aborted or new-born lambs or with the afterbirth, and avoid handling clothing and boots that have come into contact with ewes or lambs.
There are only seven months left in the year and it generally takes nine months for a baby to surface - although adopting can prove to be a slightly quicker process with considerably less in the way of afterbirth.
"Traditionally, the control of scrapie has involved selective culling and the prompt removal of afterbirth from lambing pens.
As instructed by the doc I burned the afterbirth, wrapped in brown paper, on the fire.
Shiela Valderrama, Ding Mercado and Lorenz Martinez When the music was being made in the 70s, Pedero would work with Camara's rock band The Afterbirth. "Most of them played by ear," Reyes remembers.
The 1977 production had Camara's band, The Afterbirth, performing the music live.
class="MsoNormalShe had pushed out a baby but had the afterbirth retained and was bleeding profusely.
Apparently she had calved without difficulty and passed her afterbirth without problems but had been slow to eat the evening before and had looked a bit wobbly when the farmer had done his normal last checks at 10pm.
What does it do: Dioscorides states that an infusion of the plant 'brings away both child and afterbirth and whatsoever a careless midwife hath left behind' and also recommended it as an antidote to poison and as treatment for asthma, rickets, ruptures and convulsions.
The placenta is delivered shortly after a baby is born, and is sometimes called the afterbirth.