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Guide to emergency interception during parturition in the dog and cat.

Abstract

Clinicians in private practice, specialty practice, and emergency clinic settings are likely to be presented with bitches and queens with parturition emergencies. Parameters for the identification of dystocia include prolonged parturition, collapse of the dam, abnormal vaginal discharge, prolonged labor, prolonged interval between delivery of neonates, uterine inertia, malpresentation of the fetus, and large litter sizes. Methods for the diagnosis of dystocia are discussed. Resolution of parturition emergencies may be achieved through manipulative, medical, or surgical methods, although the great percentage of dystocia will require surgical intervention. Techniques for medical and surgical interception are discussed.

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  • Authors

    Smith FO

    Source

    The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small animal practice 42:3 2012 May pg 489-99, vi

    MeSH

    Animals
    Cat Diseases
    Cats
    Cesarean Section
    Dog Diseases
    Dogs
    Dystocia
    Emergency Medical Services
    Emergency Treatment
    Female
    Litter Size
    Pregnancy
    Pregnancy Complications
    Pregnancy, Animal
    Risk Factors

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Review

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    22482814