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Clinical approach to abnormal pregnancy

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Abstract

Abnormal pregnancy is not an uncommon presentation in clinical veterinary practice and may be manifest as pregnancy loss or a variety of metabolic conditions that occur during pregnancy. This chapter looks at fetal loss; adverse metabolic conditions during pregnancy; vaccination.

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13.1 Fetal death. Lack of detectable cardiac motion on Doppler ultrasonography (normal shown here) can be the earliest method of confirming fetal demise. There is a loss of recognizable fetal anatomy and reduction in the amount of fluid within the vesicle. Note the adjacent (near-field) enlarged, fluid-filled uterine horn. (Courtesy of T. Baker)
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13.2 Tocodynomometry. Uterine sensor and recorder in place on a Labrador Retriever bitch in mid-pregnancy.
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13.3 Pregnancy ketosis occurs most commonly in small-breed bitches with large litters. Radiography can be used to document litter size in the later stages of pregnancy.
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13.4 Venous distension secondary to deep vein thrombosis in a bitch during pregnancy. Ultrasonogram showing almost complete thrombosis of the femoral vein. (Courtesy of T. Baker)
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13.5 Pitting oedema of the distal pelvic limbs in late pregnancy.
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13.6 Vaginal hyperplasia occluding the birth canal.

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