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Management of Pregnant and Neonatal Dogs, Cats, and Exotic Pets is a comprehensive yet practical reference on small animal neonatology. Covering reproductive physiology of pregnancy and parturition, normal neonatology, and neonatal disorders in dogs, cats, and small exotic mammals, the book gives special emphasis to fetal well-being, parturition, normal physical parameters, behavior, common disorders and defects, emergency care, and orphan management. Information on nutritional and environmental considerations for both the dam and offspring is included, as well as guidance on offering advice to breeders providing neonatal care at home. Well illustrated throughout, Management of Pregnant and Neonatal Dogs, Cats, and Exotic Pets is a complete resource for the successful management of pregnant and newborn pets. Veterinary practitioners, students, technicians, and professional breeders all will find the book's how-to, clinically relevant approach to small animal neonatology invaluable.
Iowa State University Press
July 13, 2012
About the author
Cheryl Lopate , DVM, MS, Diplomate ACT, is a co-owner of Reproductive Revolutions, a reproductive specialty practice that caters to companion animals, and Wilsonville Veterinary Clinic, a seven-doctor general small animal practice.
"This modest sized, soft cover book is crammed full of everything you may want to know about our pregnant and neonate patients. It is exciting to have a book overseen by one of the limited Diplomats in Theriogenology in the United States making the book even more credible. All eighteen chapters are chock full of discernible information for quick reference." ( VSPN.org , 30 September 2013) "The editor should be very pleased with this book. It reads well, works well as a book and will no doubt be a useful resource in veterinary practice." (The Veterinary Journal , 1 August 2013) "All in all, I highly recommend this modestly priced book, and it will be a welcome addition to my reference shelf." ( Journal of The American Veterinary Medical Association , 15 March 2013) "I would definitely suggest this book to breeders, students and newly qualified vets , and I think it should be reserved a spot on all veterinary practice bookshelves." ( Veterinary Record , 16 February 2013) "Each chapter is backed up by references