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Abdominal pregnancies in farm rabbits.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15226019     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abdominal pregnancy is defined as the implantation and development of a fertilized ovum or a embryo in the peritoneal cavity. Although this has been reported in several species, it is considered as a low incidence process. It is classified as a primary abdominal pregnancy, if there is no evidence of uterine rupture, with presumed regurgitation of early embryos from the uterine tube and as a secondary abdominal pregnancy, when there is evidence of uterine rupture. During a necropsy study of 550 adult fertile female New Zealand white rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) from two rabbit farms in Valencia (Spain), the main causes of elimination were studied. Twenty-eight abdominal pregnancies were diagnosed. Seven animals showed no lesions in their reproductive tract. The remaining twenty one animals showed acute or chronic lesions in the reproductive tract. The classification as a primary or secondary condition is discussed. It may be concluded therefore that extrauterine pregnancies would not be such an unusual finding in rabbits, and that this premise should be considered in the diagnostic approach when assessing rabbit doe pathology. New husbandry systems in rabbits such as artificial insemination are factors to be considered.
Pablo Segura Gil; Bernat Peris Palau; Jorge Martínez Martínez; Joaquín Ortega Porcel; Juan Manuel Corpa Arenas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Theriogenology     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0093-691X     ISO Abbreviation:  Theriogenology     Publication Date:  2004 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-06-30     Completed Date:  2004-10-06     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0421510     Medline TA:  Theriogenology     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  642-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dpt. Atención Sanitaria, Salud Pública y Sanidad Animal (Histología y Anatomía Patológica), Facultad de Ciencias Experimentales y de la Salud, Universidad Cardenal Herrera-CEU, Edificio Seminario, s/n, 46113 Moncada, Valencia, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Fetus / pathology
Genitalia, Female / pathology
Pregnancy, Abdominal / diagnosis,  pathology,  veterinary*
Uterine Rupture / pathology,  veterinary

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