egg-bound


Also found in: Wikipedia.

egg-bound

adj
(Veterinary Science) describing egg-bearing animals and birds that have difficulty passing their eggs
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Yes, Roy looked a bit melancholic - perhaps even slightly egg-bound -- after his Crystal Palace had fired 31 blanks against Cardiff.
Yes, the old fella looked a bit melancholic -- perhaps even slightly egg-bound -- after his Crystal Palace had fired 31 blanks against Cardiff.
The female was gravid and swollen to the point of concern by aquarium staff that she was egg-bound. The site selected by the spawners was the site most frequently used for egg laying in previous years.
Including graphic images of an abortion procedure, "Enter the Void" eventually becomes a vulgar version of a kid's "Where did I come from?" query, complete with a shot from the p.o.v, of an egg-bound sperm.
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.
Thehen salmon, however, wasnot a clean fish but a baggot a salmon which has not yet spawned or is egg-bound. To kill one is illegal.
Also in the show, which pulls in 12 million viewers, vet Edmund Flach performs a delicate operation on Poppy, a rare egg-bound tortoise.