Clinical approach to abnormal pregnancy

image of Clinical approach to abnormal pregnancy
Online Access: £ 25.00 + VAT
BSAVA Library Pass Buy a pass


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.

Preview this chapter:
Loading full text...

Full text loading...



Image of 13.1
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)
Image of 13.2
13.2 Tocodynomometry. Uterine sensor and recorder in place on a Labrador Retriever bitch in mid-pregnancy.
Image of 13.3
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.
Image of 13.4
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)
Image of 13.5
13.5 Pitting oedema of the distal pelvic limbs in late pregnancy.
Image of 13.6
13.6 Vaginal hyperplasia occluding the birth canal.
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error