Journal article

Cesarean section in dogs: Physiology and perioperative considerations

SD Ryan, AE Wagner

COMPENDIUM ON CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR THE PRACTICING VETERINARIAN | VETERINARY LEARNING SYSTEMS | Published : 2006

Abstract

Cesarean section is common in small animal veterinary practice.The goal of cesarean section is delivery of healthy, vigorous pups and provision of surgical anesthesia, appropriate analgesia, and rapid return to consciousness for the dam. Changes in maternal respiratory and cardiovascular physiology that occur during pregnancy and neonatal physiology and circulation have a significant impact on anesthetic pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Various risk factors for maternal mortality and neonatal mortality and vigor have been identified and should influence the perioperative and anesthetic management of patients undergoing cesarean section. Intensive neonatal resuscitation techniques can l..

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