Veterinary Obstetrics, birth, parturition management & clinical reproductive problems

Handbook of Veterinary Obstetrics

by Dr. Peter G.G. Jackson, MA, DVM&S, FRCVS, Clinical Veterinarian, University of Cambridge

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  • Normal birth (calving, kittening, whelping, farrowing, lambing, foaling, kindling, kidding)
  • Problems of pregnancy (superfecundation, superfetation, telegony, ectopic pregnancy, death of the conceptus, abortion, fetal mummification, hydrops uteri, fetal maceration, hydrops amnion & hydrops allantois in cattle, hydrops allantois in the mare, rupture of vagina, herniation of pregnant uterus, pregnancy toxaemia in cattle, sheep & goats, prolonged gestation, vaginal discharge)
  • Clinical management of cases of dystocia
  • Dystocia (difficult birth) in the cow
  • Dystocia (difficult birth) in horses
  • Dystocia (difficult birth) in the ewe
  • Dystocia management in the doe goat
  • Dystocia problems in the sow
  • Dystocia in the dog & cat
  • Dystocia in Guinea pigs, Rabbits
  • Egg retention in birds
  • Dystocia in camels, deer, llamas
  • Caesarean section (hysterotomy)
  • Fetotomy
  • Postparturient problems in large animals
  • Postparturient problems in dog & cat
  • Prevention of dystokia


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Book Description
A practical and highly-illustrated didactic guide to veterinary obstetrics. Providing a clear description of normal birth, together with criteria for deciding what is abnormal. The aim is to provide good practical advice and guidelines about how to proceed with obstetrical problems in the domestic species encountered in both pet and farm animal practice. To describe clearly normal birth in these species so that the new graduate who may not have witnessed birth knows what to expect and how to decide the difference between normal and abnormal. To describe the causes of dystocia encountered in the field in each species and to discuss diagnosis, decision making and treatment including immediate care of the mother and offspring after delivery.

This guide to veterinary obstetrics provides a clear description of normal birth, together with criteria for deciding what is abnormal. For each species, it describes the causes of dystocia, and covers diagnosis, decision-making and treatments, including immediate care of the mother animal and offspring after delivery. The book also includes a chapter on neonatology. Veterinarians, dog & cat breeders and farm managers will all find it very helpful. Superbly illustrated by John Fuller, formerly of the Cambridge veterinary school.

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