Doppler Evaluation of Fetal and Feto-Maternal Vessels During Dystocia in Cats: Four Cases


Turna Yilmaz O. , Ucmak M. , Günay Z., Caliskan Karacam E., Mehmet Erzengin O.

KAFKAS UNIVERSITESI VETERINER FAKULTESI DERGISI, vol.20, no.6, pp.971-974, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.9775/kvfd.2014.11352
  • Title of Journal : KAFKAS UNIVERSITESI VETERINER FAKULTESI DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.971-974

Abstract

Doppler ultrasonography has been becoming an essential tool in veterinary medicine, especially in theriogenology. It has being widely used for the evaluation of fetal well-being in pathologic pregnancies in human medicine. The paper highlights the usage of Doppler ultrasonography in veterinary obstetrical pathologies with a review of literature of human and veterinary medicine. Four cats with dystocia and their fetuses were evaluated for fetal and maternal hemodynamics. As a conclusion, flow velocity of the fetal and feto-maternal vessels can inform us of the existence of the pathology related to gestation and also can help choosing the method of treatment in veterinary medicine.