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Fetal and neonatal loss
  1. Gareth T. Edwards

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Kirkbride's Diagnosis of Abortion and Neonatal Loss in Animals, 4th edn Bradley L. Njaa 256 pages, hardback, £77.99. Wiley-Blackwell. 2012. ISBN 978 0 470 95852 0

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‘DETERMINING a definitive diagnosis for abortion or neonatal death is frequently a frustrating and unrewarding exercise.’ This is the notable first sentence of the first chapter of this book that echoes sentiments familiar to those that have worked in this field.

This book has evolved over the decades from ‘Laboratory Diagnosis of Bovine Abortion’ in 1974, through ‘Diagnosis of Abortion in Food Animals’ a decade later, to its current manifestation. The inclusion of neonatal loss in the title is somewhat misleading as the conditions considered are confined to causes of abortion that may also lead to neonatal losses, while conditions …

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