Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical by Carla L. Carleton

By Carla L. Carleton

Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary seek advice scientific significant other: Equine Theriogenology offers easy access to crucial details on universal thoughts and prerequisites in equine reproductive perform. a part of the preferred Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary seek advice sequence, this source builds at the replica part of Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary seek advice: Equine to offer improved theriogenology assurance with scientific pictures. With info starting from man made insemination and fetal sexing to parentage checking out and vaccination courses, the booklet bargains 158 equally formatted chapters to assist practitioners successfully deal with reproductive wellbeing and fitness within the mare and stallion and hopefully deal with fetal and neonatal sufferers.

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Climactic and environmental conditions favoring increased populations of ETC (Malacosoma americanum) and development of MRLS in early and late pregnant mares (Fig. 3). ■ Possibly geographical location if suspect MRLS and nocardioform placentitits. CLINICAL FEATURES ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Early pregnancy loss is frequently unobserved and is described as asymptomatic. Unless complications occur, abortion may occur rapidly, with the sole sign being a relatively normal, previously pregnant mare later found open.

3 Gross appearance of a body pregnancy, which resulted in placental insufficiency and subsequent abortion. Image courtesy of D. Volkmann. 4 Gross appearance of hydrocephalus in a neonate delivered at term. Image courtesy of C. L. Carleton. 34 ABORTION, SPONTANEOUS, NONINFECTIOUS 35 Maternal Abnormalities ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Concurrent maternal disease, maternal stress Trauma as related to maternal pain/stress Malnutrition, starvation; selenium deficiency Anecdotal reports of severe maternal anxiety are anecdotal Moderate to severe endometritis or endometrial periglandular fibrosis (see EED) Endometrial cysts, although this is subject to debate within the literature (see EED) Maternal chromosomal abnormalities Xenobiotics ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Ergopeptine alkaloids associated with fescue toxicosis or ergotism can be associated with placental thickening and abortion, although prolonged gestation is more common (see Fetal Stress/Viability).

Abortion storms can occur, especially with EHV or in instances of MRLS when caterpillar populations are greatly increased. Spontaneous, infectious abortions can involve viruses, bacteria, Rickettsial organisms, protozoa, fungi, and in the case of MRLS, penetrating caterpillar setae contaminated with microorganisms, primarily bacteria. Etiology Some of the specific microorganisms associated with spontaneous, infectious equine abortions are listed here: Viruses ■ ■ ■ ■ EHV-1 (1P and 1B strains); EHV-4; rarely EHV-2 (EHV abortions generally occur late in gestation; at more than 7 months).

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