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Pregnancy diagnosis in the guinea pig.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  857089     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A method for diagnosing pregnancy in the guinea pig by manual palpation was developed. Using this technique, pregnancy was detected between the 15th and 30th day of gestation with 98% accuracy. The 2% error consisted of animals that were pregnant but diagnosed as nonpregnant. Common mistakes that led to diagnosing nonpregnant animals as pregnant were: (1) palpation of fecal pellets; (2) palpation of left kidney; and (3) palpation of the sartorius muscle. Common errors that led to diagnosing pregnant animals as nonpregnant were: (1) failure to search the entire abdomen; (2) too close apposition of thumb and forefingers while searching the abdomen; and (3) failure to deprive animals of feed before palpation.
P J Matthews; J Jackson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Laboratory animal science     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0023-6764     ISO Abbreviation:  Lab. Anim. Sci.     Publication Date:  1977 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-06-22     Completed Date:  1977-06-22     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1266503     Medline TA:  Lab Anim Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  248-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Guinea Pigs / physiology*
Pregnancy Tests / veterinary*

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