Flashcards in Whelping Deck (34):
Within the ovary where the egg is released.
Replaces the follicle at the time of ovulation.
Two hormones that stimulate ovulation.
Hormone secreted by the ovary.
Hormone secreted by corpus luteum t ovulation to maintain a pregnancy.
Four stages of estrus.
Anestrus, pro estrus, estrus, diestrus
Signs of anestrus.
No vaginal discharge or vulva swelling, low progesterone
Signs of pro estrus.
Blood discharge, male attraction, rising progesterone
Signs of estrus.
Discharge, vulvular swelling, increase of progesterone
When does conception occur?
First 4 days of estrus
Signs of diestrus.
Refusal of breeding, some discharge
How log is gestation?
Signs of a pseudo pregnancy?
Nesting, enlarged mammary glands, mothering objects
When does puberty occur?
5-9 months but later in large breeds
What should we consider before breeding?
Genetically makeup, vaccinations, temperament, brucellosis test,
Disease causing abortion and fetal loss.
When can we ultrasound to confirm pregnancy?
18 days before whelp
What are no nos of breeding?
Don't breed after four years old, breed once yearly or every other heat cycle, ont breed first heat
What are the stages of parturition?
Nesting, delivery/expel placenta, whelming
What happens during the nesting stage?
Temperature drop, restlessness, milky vaginal discharge
What happens during delivery stage?
Whelping, pushing, contractions, water breaks
What does the mother do after whelping?
Nurse pups, chew off umbilical cord, lick surrounding fluids and mucous
What do we need to prepare for our whelping?
Nesting box, whelp box, puppy pads, bulb syringes, dopram, suture material, iodine, nail polish, towels, scale
How do humans handle pups?
Manually suck out mucous, rub vigorously, cut and suture umbilical, stimulate bowels
What are possible causes of dystocia?
Pelvis shape, stricture, dead fetus
What are signs of dystocia?
More than two hours between pups, uneventful contractions, foul smelling discharge Or green discharge before first pup
What is milk fever?
Low calcium (blood) level due to milk going to fetus
Inflammation of mammary glands?
How long is feline gestation?
At what point can we confirm feline pregnancy via ultrasound?
15 days before whelp
How long after breeding do cats ovulate?
24 hours after breeding