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Erythrocytic parameters as indicators for differentiating between the pregnant and pseudopregnant bitches in Nigeria.
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PMID:  22314981     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The erythrocytic parameters during pregnancy and pseudopregnancy in bitches were studied and compared in 8 bitches aged 2 -3 years and weighing 10-12 kg. Blood samples were collected from the bitches before mating, during the three trimesters of pregnancy and the post partum period. The packed cell volume (PCV %), haemoglobin concentration (Hb gm/dl), red blood cell count(x106/µl) were determined using standard methods. The mean corpuscular volume (MCV) and mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration (MCHC) were then calculated. Six of the bitches were pregnant and 2 were pseudopregnant. The results showed that in pregnant bitches, the PCV decreased significantly from the premating values of 51.37+0.94% to 34.00+8.04% during the third trimester of pregnancy (P.
O O Ajala; O O Fayemi; T O Kolawole
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-11-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nigerian journal of physiological sciences : official publication of the Physiological Society of Nigeria     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0794-859X     ISO Abbreviation:  Niger J Physiol Sci     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8811109     Medline TA:  Niger J Physiol Sci     Country:  Nigeria    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  19-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Veterinary Surgery and Reproduction, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan.
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