egg-bound


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egg-bound

adj
(Veterinary Science) describing egg-bearing animals and birds that have difficulty passing their eggs
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There are some experienced anglers and ghillies who believe that salmon which have been played and landed and released have been so stressed that they become egg-bound and don't spawn.
What the angler had caught was a baggot, a salmon which has become egg-bound and cannot spawn.
Causes of duck mortality on Midway have included egg-bound females, trauma, yolk sac infection, emaciation, and botulism.
Anglers must also look out for baggots - egg-bound fish which haven't spawned.
In the case of the egg-bound Mrs C she rather unwisely said what the industry already knew.
Antibiotics are recommended for most egg-bound birds.
JIM Smith got his egg-bound hens to start laying again - by taking them for a spin round Britain's M25 motorway in his car.
Q MY three-year-old cockateil has been egg-bound on three occasions.
Also in the show, which pulls in 12 million viewers, vet Edmund Flach performs a delicate operation on Poppy, a rare egg-bound tortoise.