Management of Pregnant and Neonatal Dogs, Cats, and Exotic Pets

  • ID: 2221799
  • Book
  • 324 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Management of Pregnant and Neonatal Dogs, Cats, and Exotic Pets is a comprehensive yet practical reference on small animal neonatology.  Covering reproductive physiology of pregnancy and parturition, normal neonatology, and neonatal disorders in dogs, cats, and small exotic mammals, the book gives special emphasis to fetal well–being, parturition, normal physical parameters, behavior, common disorders and defects,  emergency care, and orphan management. Information on nutritional and environmental considerations for both the dam and offspring is included, as well as guidance on offering advice to breeders providing neonatal care at home.

Well illustrated throughout, Management of Pregnant and Neonatal Dogs, Cats, and Exotic Pets is a complete resource for the successful management of pregnant and newborn pets.  Veterinary practitioners, students, technicians, and professional breeders all will find the book s how–to, clinically relevant approach to small animal neonatology invaluable.

Key points

  • Presents clinically relevant information on caring for both healthy and ill neonatal dogs, cats, and exotics during the first eight weeks of life
  • Focuses on neonatal disorders, congenital defects, emergencies, behavior, and socialization
  • Covers kennel management and nutrition
  • Offers information on the physiology of pregnancy and parturition, dystocia management and periparturient disorders
  • Includes nearly 200 clinical photographs and illustrations to demonstrate the concepts discussed
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Contributors vii

Preface ix

1 Kennel Management and Nutrition of the Bitch and Her Offspring 1Jill Cline

2 Cattery Management and Nutrition of the Queen and Her Offspring 15Jill Cline

3 Reproductive Physiology of Canine Pregnancy and Parturition and Conditions of the Periparturient Period 25Cheryl Lopate

4 Reproductive Physiology of Feline Pregnancy and Parturition and Conditions of the Periparturient Period 43Daniele Zambelli

5 Assessment of Fetal Well–Being and Gestational Age in the Bitch and Queen 55Cheryl Lopate

6 Neonatal Resuscitation: Canine and Feline 77Cheri A. Johnson and Margret L. Casal

7 Canine Neonatal Physiology, Behavior, and Socialization 93Cheryl Lopate and Kersti Seksel

8 Canine Neonatal Disorders 129Margaret V. Root Kustritz

9 Feline Neonatal Physiology, Behavior, and Socialization 145Daniele Zambelli

10 Feline Neonatal Disorders 159Margaret V. Root Kustritz

11 Canine and Feline Congenital Defects and Genetic Counseling 169Margret L. Casal

12 Management of Orphan Puppies and Kittens 207Margret L. Casal

13 Reproductive Physiology, Normal Neonatology, and Neonatal Disorders of Rabbits 217Cynthia R. Bishop and Mark E. Burgess

14 Reproductive Physiology, Normal Neonatology, and Neonatal Disorders of Cavies (Guinea Pigs) 239Cynthia R. Bishop and Mark E. Burgess

15 Reproductive Physiology, Normal Neonatology, and Neonatal Disorders of the Small Rodents (Hamsters/Gerbils/Rats/Mice) 259Mark E. Burgess and Cynthia R. Bishop

16 Reproductive Physiology, Normal Neonatology, and Neonatal Disorders of Hedgehogs 273Mark E. Burgess and Cynthia R. Bishop

17 Reproductive Physiology, Normal Neonatology, and Neonatal Disorders of Sugar Gliders 283Mark E. Burgess and Cynthia R. Bishop

18 Reproductive Physiology, Normal Neonatology, and Neonatal Disorders of Chinchillas 295Mark E. Burgess and Cynthia R. Bishop

Index 309

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This modest sized, soft cover book is crammed full of everything you may want to know about our pregnant and neonate patients. It is exciting to have a book overseen by one of the limited Diplomats in Theriogenology in the United States making the book even more credible. All eighteen chapters are chock full of discernible information for quick reference.   (VSPN.org, 30 September 2013)

The editor should be very pleased with this book. It reads well, works well as a book and will no doubt be a useful resource in veterinary practice.   (The Veterinary Journal, 1 August2013)

All in all, I highly recommend this modestly priced book, and it will be a welcome addition to my reference shelf.   (Journal of The American Veterinary Medical Association, 15 March 2013)

I would definitely suggest this book to breeders, students and newly qualified vets , and I think it should be reserved a spot on all veterinary practice bookshelves.   (Veterinary Record, 16 February 2013)

Each chapter is backed up by references and the part on small mammals and exotics can prove extremely useful in practice.   (Vet Nurses Today, 1November  2012)                   

This is a particularly useful book, crammed full of information which practitioners should definitely have within arms reach, and which I will be adding to our practice s bookshelf.   (Veterinary Practice, 1 November 2012)

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