Flashcards in small Animal Reproduction Deck (26):
What type of breeders are queens?
Induced ovulated, polyoestrus and seasonal long day breeders
What's the average litter size of a queen?
What hormone maintains the pregnancy and is produced by the corpus luteum?
What luteotrophic factors maintain progesterone secretion?
Prolactin and relaxin
In the case of a pseudopregnancy in the cat, how many days will the CL secrete progesterone for?
How man days if pregnant?
What is the average gestation in the queen?
Hat factor will decrease the gestation period in cats?
Having a larger litter
What substance released from the pineal gland stimulates FSH production in cats?
What hormone is produced by the follicle?
At day is it best to use abdominal palpating to diagnose pregnancy in cats?
Day 21 but can be done from day 14
How many days following mating does implantation occur in cats?
How would you tell if a cat had been spayed?
Look for signs of oestrus, look for any scars and can check oestrogen levels and LH
When do bitches reach maturity?
What type of breeders are bitches?
What is the name of the period of sexual inactivity?
What hormone level is high during literal phase?
How long does oestrus last in the bitch?
What are the medical options for oestrus suppression?
Progesterone and androgens
What are the medical options for abortion?
Anti-progestin and prostaglandins
What hormone mediates the symptoms seen in pseudopregnancy in the bitch?
What is galastop? What is it used to treat?
How long would you wait before intervening with a dogs pregnancy?
What does it mean if you see green/black fluid coming from the vulva?
Placenta has detached
What are the medical options to help with dystocia?
Oxytocin to increase frequency of contractions
Calcium gluconate to increase the force of contractions
What is ecampsia
Hypocalcaemia - need to give IV calcium