Animals (Basel) 2021 Mar 4;11(3). Epub 2021 Mar 4.
Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Department of Reproduction and Clinic of Farm Animals, 50-366 Wrocław, Poland.
The article presents the results of the clinical evaluation (Apgar scores, AS) and umbilical cord blood gas analysis (UCBGA) obtained from clamped umbilical cords of newborn pups delivered by the elective Caesarean section. The study was planned as a controlled clinical study, the newborns were allocated into one of the groups, I-critical neonates (severe distress, AS ≤ 3), II-weak neonates (moderate distress, AS 4-6) and III-healthy neonates (no distress, AS ≥ 7). The following parameters were evaluated: pH (pH units), carbon dioxide partial pressure (pCO; mmHg), oxygen partial pressure (pO; mmHg), actual bicarbonate (cHCO; mmol/L), total carbon dioxide (cTCO; mmol/L), base excess of extracellular fluid (BE(ecf); mmol/L), base excess of blood (BE(b); mmol/L), oxygen saturation (csO; %), lactate (Lac; mg/dL), hematocrit (Hct; %PCV), hemoglobin (cHgb; g/dL), glucose (Glu; mg/dL), ions (Na, K, Ca, Cl). Read More