An Apgar scoring system for routine assessment of newborn puppy viability and short-term survival prognosis.

@article{Veronesi2009AnAS,
  title={An Apgar scoring system for routine assessment of newborn puppy viability and short-term survival prognosis.},
  author={Maria Cristina Veronesi and Sara Panzani and Massimo Faustini and Alessandro Rota},
  journal={Theriogenology},
  year={2009},
  volume={72 3},
  pages={401-7}
}
The Apgar scoring system is an easy and reliable method for evaluating both human and animal neonates. However, its use is not widespread in veterinary medicine. The current study assessed a modified Apgar scoring system for routine evaluation of newborn puppies. Heart rate, respiratory effort, reflex irritability, motility, and mucus color have been evaluated in the score. Specifically, we used 5 min after birth Apgar score to assess newborn viability and short-term survival prognosis, as well… CONTINUE READING

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