Handbook of Veterinary Obstetrics


  • Peter Jackson, BVM&S, MA, DVM&S, FRCVS, University Physician in Veterinary Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

Comprehensive, practical, and easy-to-read, this unique handbook provides a clear guide to veterinary obstetrics in large and small domestic animals. A detailed description of normal birth helps readers immediately recognize abnormalities 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. Coverage also discusses the immediate care of the mother and offspring following delivery, as well as problems that occur post-parturition.
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Book information

  • Published: May 2004
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-2740-6

Table of Contents

1: Normal Birth
2: Problems of pregnancy
3: Clinical management of cases of dystocia
4: Dystocia in the cow
5: Dystocia in the mare
6: Dystocia in the ewe
7: Dystocia in the doe goat
8: Dystocia in the sow
9: Dystocia in the dog and cat
10: Dystocia in other species
11: Caesarean section
12: Fetotomy
13: Postparturient problems in large animals
14: Postparturient problems in the dog and cat
15: Prevention of dystocia