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CABI Book Chapter

Feline reproduction.

Book cover for Feline reproduction.


This book covers all aspects of reproduction in the queen and the tom cats. Beginning with basic anatomy and normal reproduction, it reviews practical knowledge about feline pregnancy, neonatal care, breeding soundness exams, and semen cryopreservation. This book also provides the most current and comprehensive information about abnormal conditions affecting feline reproduction, such as infertilit...

Chapter 10 (Page no: 98)

Neonatal resuscitation and care.

This chapter highlights some of the important consideration for at-risk neonates focusing on passive immunity in absence of colostrum such as giving of oral or intravenous delivery of plasma or serum collected from donors sharing the same conditions. This oral plasma or serum should be delivered within 12-24 hours of birth so that immunoglobins can be absorbed prior to gut closure. This chapter also gives emphasis that nursing care within the neonatal period is essential for survival. Although intensive, appropriate resuscitation and nursing care can increase survival rates of the kittens.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Reproductive anatomy and puberty in the queen. Author(s): Kutzler, M. A.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 11) Feline estrous cycle. Author(s): Vansandt, L. M.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 23) Manipulation of the estrous cycle. Author(s): Maenhoudt, C. Goericke-Pesch, S.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 40) Breeding and cattery management. Author(s): Johnson, A. K.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 47) Causes of infertility in the queen. Author(s): Fontbonne, A. Niewiadomska, Z.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 56) Pregnancy diagnosis and management. Author(s): Roos, J. Fontbonne, A.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 74) Causes of abortion. Author(s): Douglas, J. M. Johnson, A. K.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 85) Periparturient disease in the queen. Author(s): Maticka, N. S.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 91) Management of parturition. Author(s): Maticka, N. S.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 109) Neonatal diseases. Author(s): Johnson, A. K.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 117) Termination of pregnancy. Author(s): Goericke-Pesch, S.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 123) Disorders of the ovary. Author(s): Johnson, A. K.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 131) Disorders of the uterus. Author(s): Barstow, C.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 140) Disorders of the caudal reproductive tract. Author(s): Johnson, A. K.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 143) Disorders of the mammary glands. Author(s): Delmain, D.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 153) Reproductive anatomy and puberty in the tom. Author(s): Kutzler, M. A.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 167) Semen collection and evaluation. Author(s): Zambelli, D. Cunto, M.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 178) Causes of infertility in the tom. Author(s): Gobello, C.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 185) Disorders of the testicles and scrotum. Author(s): Kutzler, M. A.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 198) Disorders of the accessory sex glands. Author(s): Kutzler, M. A.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 204) Disorders of the prepuce and penis. Author(s): Kutzler, M. A.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 213) Semen cryopreservation. Author(s): Zambelli, D. Cunto, M.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 223) Use of epididymal sperm for preservation of genetics and artificial insemination. Author(s): Thompson, R. E. Hollinshead, F. K. Pukazhenthi, B. S.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 231) Clinical approach to infertility. Author(s): Goericke-Pesch, S.
Chapter: 26 (Page no: 251) Options for contraception in female and male felids. Author(s): Gobello, C.
Chapter: 27 (Page no: 257) Assisted reproduction techniques in the domestic cat. Author(s): Nagashima, J. B. Pukazhenthi, B. S.
Chapter: 28 (Page no: 269) Application of assisted reproductive technology (ART) in non-domestic felids. Author(s): Swanson, W. F.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Auburn, Alabama, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2022
  • ISBN
  • 9781789247084
  • Record Number
  • 20220304208