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the presence of the meconium staining noticed at delivery and the lack of colostrum production by the bitch. Also because of the lack of colostrum, serum from the bitch was administered (11 mL/kg [5 mL/lb], SC, q 12 h) to each pup to provide passive

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, waxing ceased, and electrolytes returned to concentrations not considered indicative of colostral formation and impending parturition. Periodic monitoring of electrolyte concentrations in mammary gland secretions was continued until parturition. The

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at birth, assistance was required as the twins were delivered vaginally. The calves were tubed with colostrum replacer initially and remained in a pasture with the dam. No other issues were reported until the large scrotum was observed; however, the

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did not have any signs of stress or discomfort during the immediate postpartum period. A small sample of colostrum was collected for evaluation, which revealed a specific gravity of 1.080. The foal appeared to have good vigor and began suckling < 1

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supplemental oxygen for 4 days. In addition, an indwelling nasogastric tube was placed because the filly was unable to stand and suckle, consistent with neonatal maladjustment syndrome. Colostrum and hyperimmune plasma were administered to the filly to achieve

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