Essential guide to Calving
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Essential guide to Calving

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How is the due date estimated? How do we know when the cow begins the prepartum period? When is professional assistance required? These are some of many questions that may arise during calving. For this reason, Servet has decided to publish this book that answers the main questions regarding calving in a simple and easy way. In this original book, you will find the essential features that need to be taken into consideration during gestation, calving and the postpartum period in order to deal with calving successfully, avoid dystocia and increase the survival rate of the calves.

1. Introduction Dystocia Associated costs Causes Associated factors Types Plan of action 2. The gestation Physiology Duration of the gestation Handling Key facts for heifer ́s mating The mother’s body condition Feeding during the prepartum Vaccination of the mothers Diseases Possible problems before calving 3. Calving Normal physiology during calving: the eutocic delivery External signs of the proximity of delivery Stages of the eutocic delivery Presentations The delivery room Features of the delivery room Types of delivery rooms The problematic delivery: dystocia When to examine the cow How to examine the cow during calving When to call the vet Causes, types and how to perform Materno-fetal disproportion Abnormal positioning of the calve The delivery of twins The malformations of the calve Causes, types and how to perform Forced extraction of the calve 4. The postpartum The mother Physiology of the postpartum Handling in the postpartum Problems of the cow during postpartum The calve Physiology: the healthy calve Problems of the calve Reanimation of the calve Examination of the calve Handling of the newborn calve Umbilical cord care Colostrum intake 5. Appendix 6. Bibliography 
  • Idioma Inglés
  • Autor/es Juan Vicente González Martín
  • Año de edición 2013
  • Nº Páginas 88
  • Encuadernación Hard cover
  • Tamaño 17 X 24

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