Effect of maternal ketoacidosis on the ovine fetus

Diego E Gomez, Shikha Kuthiala, Hai L Liu, Daniel L Durosier, Mingju Cao, Patrick Burns, André Desrochers, Gilles Fecteau, Martin G Frasch

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Abstract

Ketoacidosis during pregnancy carries significant risk of intrauterine fetal demise, but little is known about the impact of ketoacids on the ovine fetus. We report a case series of maternal ketoacidosis in ewes. Maternal ketoacidosis may result in biochemical and acid-base fetal abnormalities associated with changes in feto-placental unit perfusion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)863-6
Number of pages4
JournalThe Canadian veterinary journal. La revue vétérinaire canadienne
Volume56
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2015

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