Essential guide to Calving
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Essential guide to Calving

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How is the due date estimated? How do we know when the cow begins the prepartum period? When is professional assistance required? These are some of many questions that may arise during calving. For this reason, Servet has decided to publish this book that answers the main questions regarding calving in a simple and easy way. In this original book, you will find the essential features that need to be taken into consideration during gestation, calving and the postpartum period in order to deal with calving successfully, avoid dystocia and increase the survival rate of the calves.

1. Introduction


Associated costs


Associated factors


Plan of action

2. The gestation


Duration of the gestation


Key facts for heifer ́s mating

The mother’s body condition

Feeding during the prepartum

Vaccination of the mothers


Possible problems before calving

3. Calving

Normal physiology during calving: the eutocic delivery

External signs of the proximity of delivery

Stages of the eutocic delivery


The delivery room

Features of the delivery room

Types of delivery rooms

The problematic delivery: dystocia

When to examine the cow

How to examine the cow during calving

When to call the vet

Causes, types and how to perform

Materno-fetal disproportion

Abnormal positioning of the calve

The delivery of twins

The malformations of the calve

Causes, types and how to perform

Forced extraction of the calve

4. The postpartum

The mother

Physiology of the postpartum

Handling in the postpartum

Problems of the cow during postpartum

The calve

Physiology: the healthy calve

Problems of the calve

Reanimation of the calve

Examination of the calve

Handling of the newborn calve

Umbilical cord care

Colostrum intake

5. Appendix

6. Bibliography

  • Autor/es Juan Vicente González Martín
  • Fecha de edición diciembre 2012
  • Nº Páginas 88
  • Encuadernación Tapa dura
  • Tamaño 17 X 24
  • Idioma Inglés

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