Webinar: Critical Care of the Sick Neonatal Kitten

by Sharon Kutsop

March 14, 2014 @ 1:00 am – 2:00 am

Neonatal kittens’ lives are fragile under the best of circumstances, and that fragility increases when they are orphaned or sick. How can shelter veterinarians, and those working with kitten nursery programs or rescue groups, provide the best care for this population?

Please join Maddie’s InstituteSM on March 13, 2014, at 9 PM Eastern, when Dr. Elizabeth J. Thomovsky, a veterinarian and board-certified specialist in emergency and critical care at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, will present Critical Care of the Sick Neonatal Kitten.

In this presentation, attendees will learn:

  • Normal findings of healthy neonatal kittens
  • Review of diseases of neonatal kittens including clinical presentation/historical signs
  • Thermoregulation
  • Fluid support
  • Administration of antibiotics
  • Feeding the neonate
  • Orogastric and other tubes
  • Monitoring