Review on Dog Neonatal Mortality

Ganzabe Kusse


The canine neonatal period refers to the first 2–3 weeks of life.After this time, the hepatic and renal drug elimination mechanisms can be expected to approach adult values. Or it is defined as the transitional phase from foetal to adult life. During this interval changes in structure and function occur as the animal moves from the physically, chemically and microbiologically protected environment of the uterus to face the adaptive requirements for survival in a complex environment. Neonatal mortality in dogs has caused a lot of loss dogs and has always attention is given on the survival of young dogs.Neonatal mortality occurs in dog is related to different factors, such as management conditions, malnutrition, congenital abnormalities, parasitism, and infectious diseases. In general the causes of the neonatal mortality in dog is classified as neonatal, maternal, environmental and management risk factors.

Keywords: Mortality, Dogs, Puppy

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