Perinatal mortality is relatively high in dogs, with deaths peaking around the time of birth and during the first week of age. Among the several causes of canine perinatal mortality, whelping is the greatest cause. Therefore, early neonatal assistance at birth should be mandatory with dogs. In comparison with human neonatology, knowledge and technological ability in canine neonatology is tremendously scarce. The Apgar score for the newborn viability assessment at birth represents a feasible method for the prompt recognition of newborns that will need special assistance immediately after birth. The five parameters of the Apgar score were adapted to the canine species by different studies. Advantages and limits, as well as clinical applications, are presented and discussed in further detail. It was concluded that the Apgar score represents the easiest and simplest, non-invasive and reliable method, that could be performed under every clinical and practical condition, for newborn puppies viability evaluations and short-term survival prognosis.
Assessment of canine neonatal viability : the Apgar score / M.C. Veronesi. - In: REPRODUCTION IN DOMESTIC ANIMALS. - ISSN 1439-0531. - 51:Suppl. 1(2016 Sep), pp. 46-50. ((Intervento presentato al 18. convegno EVSSAR Congress : 11–12 September tenutosi a Hannover (Germany) nel 2015.
|Titolo:||Assessment of canine neonatal viability : the Apgar score|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore VET/10 - Clinica Ostetrica e Ginecologia Veterinaria|
|Data di pubblicazione:||set-2016|
|Enti collegati al convegno:||European Veterinary Society of Small Animal Reproduction (EVSSAR)|
European Society for Domestic Animal Reproduction
Spanish Society of Animal Reproduction
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/rda.12787|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|
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