Chapter 9. Normal Parturition

  1. Gary C. W. England BVetMed PhD DVetMed CertVA DVR DipVRep DipECAR DipACT ILTM FRCVS

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470751121.ch9

Fertility and Obstetrics in the Horse, Third Edition

Fertility and Obstetrics in the Horse, Third Edition

How to Cite

England, G. C. W. (ed) (2005) Normal Parturition, in Fertility and Obstetrics in the Horse, Third Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470751121.ch9

Editor Information

  1. Dean, School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus, Loughborough, Leicestershire

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 9 MAR 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405120951

Online ISBN: 9780470751121

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Keywords:

  • parturition;
  • pregnancy;
  • ultrasound;
  • mammary gland;
  • calcium

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Prediction of parturition

  • Endocrine control of parturition (Fig. 9.2)

  • Preparation of the environment

  • Monitoring close to parturition

  • The ‘overdue’ foal (7.8)

  • First-stage parturition

  • Second-stage parturition (expulsion of the foal) (see also Chapter 23)

  • Third-stage parturition (expulsion of the membranes)

  • Induction of parturition