Latest

SEPTICEMIA

Septicemia, also called neonatal sepsis, is system-wide infection with one or more bacterial organisms. Entry occurs most commonly via the umbilicus. Other possible points of entry include the
Read More

LATE PREGNANCY

Preparation of the bitch and the environment should occur well ahead of the projected whelping date (see Chapter 10). Materials to have on hand prior to whelping include
Read More

V. PREGNANCY LOSS

A. INFECTIOUS CAUSES 1. Brucellosis The classic sign of brucellosis in bitches is pregnancy loss late in gestation. All bitches should be tested for brucellosis before breeding (see
Read More

Breeding Management

If the goal of breeding is to produce puppies of higher quality than the parents, then prebreeding examination of the dam and sire is crucial to success. Both
Read More

Parasitology of dogs

Parasitology is the study of parasites, organisms that use another organism for their survival to the detriment of the host. Parasites can be a huge medical problem in
Read More

ANTIBIOTICS

Antibiotics are compounds that kill living agents. Antimicrobials are specifically those compounds that destroy microorganisms. The term antiseptic generally is taken to mean an agent that will be
Read More