This handbook provides a clear and practical guide to veterinary obstetrics in large and small domestic animals. A detailed description of normal birth facilitates immediate recognition of the abnormal by the practitioner and provides a baseline against which dystocia and its treatment can be measured. The causes of dystocia encountered in each of the domestic species are described, with notes on some exotic species. Immediate care of mother and offspring following delivery, and problems which occur post-parturition are also covered.
Practical guidance is provided for managing obstetric cases.
Superb illustrations help readers understand problems and interventions.
Advice is provided on pre-natal care and the prevention of dystocia.
Common causes of dystocia are explained, species by species.
"Additional features helping set the handbook apart from others include the innovative obstetricians' check lists in the form of flow charts covering many of the conditions detailed. The book follows a clear reference format, providing detailed, concise information in a highly readable form.I feel this would be a useful reference guide for any practice, being of greatest benefit to the less experienced clinician or student." Kate Pennell, Veterinary times, November 2004
Karin Mueller, The Veterinary Record, March 2005 "An outstanding overview of normal parturition in the common large and companion animal species. This book provides good value, and even readers experienced in obstetrics will find new information. The author succeeds in providing clear guidelines on what to expect and how to manage each situation."
Revised and re-written to fill veterinary students' needs for a textbook on veterinary obstetrics
Up-to-date coverage of new diagnostic techniques
Revision of all drug dosage is required and details of the drugs used in Veterinary Obstetrics.
By Peter G. G. Jackson, MA, DVM&S, FRCVS, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
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