Today's Daily Dose: Cesarean section

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May 16, 2011
By dvm360.com staff
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“For healthy bitches and puppies undergoing hysterotomy, reported neonatal survival rates are 70 percent to 90 percent. The rates are considerably lower if the mother is in poor condition or has undergone a prolonged dystocia pre-operatively. Maternal mortality rates are reportedly 0 to 2 percent in dogs and cats.”

—Jill Sammarco, BVSc, MRCVS, DACVS, and S. Anthony Kahn, DVM

From Cesarean section in dogs: indications, techniques