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Type of publication: Journal Article
Type of document: Full Paper

Year: 2020

Authors: Kanz, P; Gusterer, E; Krieger, S; Schweinzer, V; Süss, D; Drillich, M; Iwersen, M

Title: Pulsoximetric monitoring of fetal arterial oxygen saturation and fetal pulse at stage II of labor to predict acidosis in newborn Holstein Friesian calves.

Source: Theriogenology. 2020; 142:303-309

Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Drillich Marc
Gusterer Erika
Iwersen Michael
Kanz Peter
Krieger Stefanie
Schweinzer Vanessa
Süss David

Vetmed Research Units
University Clinic for Ruminants, Clinical Unit of Herd Management in ruminants

Project(s): Monitoring of heart rate and Oxygen Saturation in calves during birth, using wireless sensortechnology to reduce rate of stillbirths

During stage II of parturition, the bovine fetus is at risk of oxygen deficiency caused by insufficient gas exchange between the dam and the fetus. The early detection of this critical condition, followed by assistance at calving, can help to improve the vitality of the newborn calf, or even prevent it from being born dead. By using pulse oximetry, the arterial oxygen saturation, as well as the pulse rate, can be continuously and non-invasively measured. The aim of our study was to identify critical thresholds for the parameters "arterial oxygen saturation (FSpO

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