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Clinical Canine and Feline Reproduction: Evidence-Based Answers

ISBN: 978-0-8138-1584-8
332 pages
December 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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Clinical Canine and Feline Reproduction: Evidence-Based Answers provides quick, reliable answers to the most common questions in canine and feline reproductive and pediatric practice. Written using an innovative question-and-answer format, each answer is designed for quick reference, with the best references listed for further information as needed. Based on the author’s years of experience answering questions on reproduction and pediatrics, Clinical Canine and Feline Reproduction allows the practicing veterinarian to rapidly find and apply evidence-based answers from the scientific literature to their clinical questions.
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Preface, xiii

Acknowledgments, xv

Section I Canine techniques, 3

1. What is the technique for collection of a vaginal cytology specimen?, 5

2. How do I interpret vaginal cytology?, 7

3. What equipment do I need to perform vaginoscopy and how do I interpret what I see?, 13

4. What is the technique for vaginography?, 19

5. What techniques are available for pregnancy diagnosis and when are they best used?, 21

6. What is the technique for semen collection from male dogs?, 25

7. What is the technique for semen evaluation in dogs?, 29

8. What is the technique for testicular ultrasound and how do I interpret what I see?, 35

9. What is the technique for prostatic fi ne-needle aspirate or biopsy?, 37

10. What is the technique for testicular fi ne-needle aspirate and how do I interpret what I see?, 39

11. What is the technique for testicular biopsy?, 41

12. What is the technique for preparation of chilled semen in dogs?, 43

13. What is the technique for preparation of frozen semen in dogs?, 47

14. What is the technique for vaginal insemination?, 51

15. What is the technique for transcervical insemination?, 55

16. What is the technique for surgical insemination?, 57

17. What is the technique for anesthesia for Cesarean section?, 59

18. What is the technique for Cesarean section?, 63

Section II Canine reproductive physiology, 67

19. What is the normal age for puberty onset in bitches and dogs?, 69

20. What are the normal parameters for the estrous (heat) cycle in bitches?, 71

21. What are the normal parameters for semen quality in dogs?, 75

Section III Canine reproductive management, 79

22. What age is best for ovariohysterectomy of female dogs?, 81

23. When is it best to perform ovariohysterectomy of female dogs relative to heat?, 83

24. What age is best for castration of male dogs?, 85

25. Are nonsurgical alternatives available for sterilization or contraception of female or male dogs?, 87

26. What comprises recommended pre-breeding evaluation for bitches?, 91

27. What effect does hypothyroidism have on fertility?, 93

28. What are the pros and cons of treatment with antibiotics during heat in bitches?, 95

29. How do I use progesterone and other measures for breeding management?, 97

30. What drugs are unsafe to use during pregnancy in bitches?, 101

31. Are there dietary supplements proven to improve fertility in bitches?, 105

32. How can we prevent dystocia?, 107

33. What are the normal physiologic and physical changes in bitches pre-partum?, 109

34. How can I terminate pregnancy in bitches?, 111

35. Should bitches be spayed at the time of removal of a mammary mass?, 115

36. Are there dietary supplements proven to improve semen quality in male dogs?, 117

37. Can I locate retained testes without surgery?, 119

38. Is there a medical therapy to cause testes to descend into the scrotum after 8 weeks of age?, 121

Section IV Canine disease, 123

39. How do I diagnose and treat dystocia?, 125

40. How do I diagnose and treat eclampsia (hypocalcemia)?, 129

41. What are the causes of prolonged vulvar discharge after whelping in bitches?, 131

42. What is the best treatment for puppy vaginitis? Should the dog be allowed to go through one heat cycle?, 133

43. What is the best treatment for chronic vaginitis in a spayed female dog?, 135

44. How do I test for and treat canine brucellosis?, 139

45. What are the causes of vulvar discharge during pregnancy?, 143

46. What diagnostic tests can be performed to identify the cause of pregnancy loss?, 145

47. How do I diagnose and treat pyometra in bitches?, 149

48. What are the causes of agalactia in bitches and how is it best treated?, 155

49. How do I treat mastitis in a nursing bitch?, 157

50. What are the causes of persistent estrus (heat) in dogs?, 161

51. What are the causes of lack of cycling (persistent anestrus) in dogs?, 165

52. What is the diagnostic approach for infertility of a bitch?, 169

53. How do I treat benign prostatic hypertrophy?, 173

54. How do I treat prostatitis?, 177

55. What is the best treatment for recurrent paraphimosis (extrusion of the penis from the prepuce) in neutered male dogs?, 179

56. What is the diagnostic approach for infertility of a male dog?, 181

Section V Feline techniques, 185

57. What is the technique for collection of a vaginal cytology specimen?, 187

58. How do I interpret vaginal cytology?, 189

59. What techniques are available for pregnancy diagnosis and when are they best used?, 191

60. What are the techniques for semen collection from male cats?, 193

61. What is the technique for semen evaluation in cats?, 195

62. What is the technique for vaginal insemination?, 199

63. What is the technique for surgical insemination?, 201

64. What is the technique for anesthesia for Cesarean section?, 203

65. What is the technique for Cesarean section?, 207

Section VI Feline reproductive physiology, 209

66. What is the normal age for puberty onset in queens and toms?, 211

67. What are the normal parameters for the estrous (heat) cycle in queens?, 213

68. What are the normal parameters for semen quality in cats?, 215

Section VII Feline reproductive management, 217

69. What age is best for ovariohysterectomy of female cats?, 219

70. When is it best to perform ovariohysterectomy of female cats relative to heat?, 221

71. What age is best for castration of male cats?, 223

72. Are nonsurgical alternatives available for sterilization or contraception of female or male cats?, 225

73. What comprises recommended pre-breeding evaluation for queens?, 227

74. How do I use progesterone and other measures for breeding management?, 229

75. What drugs are unsafe to use during pregnancy in queens?, 231

76. How can I terminate pregnancy in queens?, 233

77. Should queens be spayed at the time of removal of a mammary mass?, 235

Section VIII Feline disease, 237

78. How do I diagnose and treat dystocia?, 239

79. What diagnostic tests can be performed to identify the cause of pregnancy loss?, 243

80. How do I diagnose and treat pyometra in queens?, 245

81. How do I treat mastitis in a nursing queen?, 249

82. What are the causes of persistent estrus (heat) in cats?, 251

83. What are the causes of lack of cycling (persistent anestrus) in cats?, 253

84. What are the causes of estrus after ovariohysterectomy of female cats?, 255

85. What are the causes of persistent male behavior after castration of male cats?, 257

86. What is the diagnostic approach for infertility of a queen?, 259

87. What is the diagnostic approach for infertility of a male cat?, 261

Section IX Pediatric techniques, 263

88. What are some of the techniques for venipuncture?, 265

89. What are some of the techniques for collection of a urine sample?, 267

90. What is the technique for placement of an intraosseous catheter?, 269

91. How do I determine safety and effi cacy, and calculate correct dosage for drugs used in puppies and kittens?, 271

Section X Pediatric physical examination and management, 275

92. What are normal physical examination fi ndings at various ages in puppies and kittens?, 277

93. What are normal values on complete blood count, chemistry profi le, and urinalysis of puppies and kittens?, 281

94. How are orphan puppies and kittens best fed?, 285

95. What flea and tick control products are safe to use in puppies and kittens?, 289

Section XI Pediatric disease, 291

96. What are the causes of failure to thrive in puppies and kittens?, 293

97. What are the common causes of diarrhea in puppies and kittens?, 299

98. What are the clinical manifestations of septicemia and how is it diagnosed and treated?, 301

99. How is neonatal isoerythrolysis diagnosed, treated, and prevented in cats?, 303

100. What are the causes of stillbirths and neonatal mortality in kittens and puppies?, 305

Resources, 307

Index, 309

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Margaret V. Root Kustritz, DVM, PhD, DACT is a former general practitioner who is currently an Associate Professor of Small Animal Reproduction and serves as Vice-Chair of Veterinary Clinical Sciences and as the Assistant Dean of Education at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine.
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  • Offers quick, reliable answers to common questions in canine and feline reproductive and pediatric practice
  • Provides answers to the most common practitioner questions using an innovative question-and-answer format
  • Distills information from a wide range of sources, saving time in the practice setting
  • Allows clinicians to find scientific answers for clinical questions with a focus on current information
  • Utilizes a common chapter format for easy navigation
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"This book is a unique contribution to the veterinary literature for practicing veterinarians. The book is a one-of-a-kind, useful clinical handbook. It is well worth the price and should be on the shelf of any veterinarian who does reproductive work." (JAVMA, September 2010)

 

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