Nursing the Breeding Bitch and Neonates
150 Stamford Street
Breeders are not the easiest of clients and reproduction can be challenging to fit into the everyday life of a practice. Nurses are often the first contact that breeder clients will have with the surgery and establishing good communications based on reproductive knowledge is the best bases of positive outcomes for ovulation testing, pregnancy and birth. Establishing what is a reproductive emergency and what can wait is an important part of giving the right support. The course will outline normal parameters as well as infertility, difficult parturitions, caesarean sections and neonatal emergencies.
Cases studies will be used after every session to use the theory in a more practical way.
Topics to be covered include:
- Introduction to male and female reproductive physiology
- Good ovulation testing in practice
- Possible causes for infertility in the male and female
- Care of the pregnant bitch – nutrition, worming etc.
- Decision making during parturition
- Anaesthesia and analgesia for caesareans
- Nursing care of neonates
- Giving advice on neutering