The study was designed access the neonatal survival rate in puppies delivered through Cesarean Section (CS) under diazepam- propofol-isoflurane anesthesia. A total of 15 newborn puppies delivered through 8 CS were grouped into two groups. Puppies delivered through CS within four-and-half hour after the onset of second stage of labour (7 puppies) and puppies delivered through CS after four-and-half hour after the onset of second stage of labour (8 puppies) were grouped as Group I and II respectively. New-born puppy survivability was predicted by modified Apgar Scoring system. The results revealed that the puppies which got an Apgar score of 6 and above at the time of delivery survived better when compared to puppies with a score of < 6. However, time lapse and number of inductions had direct effect on the Apgar Score and survivability indicating that CS should be performed within four-and-half hour after the onset of second stage of labour and the number of inductions should be limited to one.
Prof. Dr. Bilal BİLGİN