By Siobhan Brid McAuliffe MVB DACVIM, Nathan M. Slovis DVM Dipl ACVIM
Colour Atlas of illnesses & problems of the Foal is meant for any veterinarian who treats foals, both sometimes or on a regimen foundation, and serves as a useful resource of sensible medical details. The illustrations disguise all points of medical presentation, prognosis, remedies, and results and supply a transparent photograph of what veterinarians can be searching for, excellent for well timed intervention and extra profitable results. Plus, hugely skilled editors proportion their services in addition to contributions from many famous and hugely revered veterinarians for the main accomplished details available.
- Brief textual content and transparent photos show precisely what indicators to appear for, bearing in mind extra well timed intervention.
- The straightforward content material comprises specific descriptions of the most typical problems and short descriptions of infrequent diseases.
- Answers universal questions like: what's basic? How might i do know if anything is inaccurate? What does X-disease glance like?
- High caliber pictures and illustrations adequately depict every one sickness or sickness, taking into account a speedier and extra actual diagnosis.
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The second method, which is more commonly used for partial retention of the membranes, is to infuse 1% povidone–iodine between the membranes and uterus and then immediately siphon it off. This can be repeated 2–3 times with small volumes (1–4 L) of ﬂuid. If the section of membrane can be reached then it may be gently teased off the endometrium and removed. However, if it is ﬁrmly adhered then traction should be avoided as it may result in uterine inversion or tearing. • Cases of toxic metritis should be treated with broad spectrum systemic antibiotics, anti-inﬂammatory drugs, anti-endotoxic drugs and intravenous ﬂuid therapy.
Thus the inability to ﬁnd a tear by this means does not preclude its presence. • Abdominocentesis should be performed in order to determine the presence and degree of peritonitis. In cases of uterine tear the peritoneal ﬂuid contains an elevated number of red blood cells, total proteins and white blood cells, with intracellular and extracellular bacteria sometimes seen on cytological examination. • Ultrasonographic examination of the abdomen frequently reveals the presence of moderate to large volumes of free abdominal ﬂuid.
Owners should also be encouraged to keep foaling forms (Appendix 2) which may provide vital information for the examining clinician. Frequently a vital piece of history may not be relayed orally. 4) A foal can be regarded as “low risk” if it meets the following criteria: • No maternal, neonatal or environmental risk factors have been identiﬁed (see below). • Gestation was of normal duration: ♦ pony breeds 320–345 days ♦ Thoroughbred 320–360 days ♦ donkeys 360–380 days. • Normal parturition; stage 2 labor lasted no longer than 20 minutes and no signiﬁcant manipulation of the foal was required for delivery.