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Studies on equine prematurity 1: Methodology.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6479124     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper describes the general management of mares and foals during the perinatal period and the methodology used in a collaborative research project on equine prematurity. Sixteen mares with dated pregnancies delivered 45 foals over three breeding seasons (1981 to 1983). In the majority, parturition was induced with oxytocin and/or fluprostenol; the remainder were allowed to foal spontaneously. Pre-colostral milk analysis provided a means of assessing the pre-foaling status of the mare. All were observed and monitored before, during and after parturition and the sampling protocol for both mare and newborn foal is discussed in detail. The foals were assessed for their degree of maturity at birth using behavioural, haematological, acid-base status and other criteria; they were then assigned to groups for further study and tests.
P D Rossdale; J C Ousey; F E Dudan; D P Leadon; R S Cash; R Reddy; M Silver; A Fowden; F Broughton Pipkin; L B Jeffcott
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Equine veterinary journal     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0425-1644     ISO Abbreviation:  Equine Vet. J.     Publication Date:  1984 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-11-09     Completed Date:  1984-11-09     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173320     Medline TA:  Equine Vet J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  275-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Animals, Newborn / blood,  physiology*
Gestational Age
Horses / blood,  physiology*
Labor, Induced / veterinary
Luteolytic Agents
Prostaglandins F, Synthetic
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Luteolytic Agents; 0/Prostaglandins F, Synthetic; 40666-16-8/fluprostenol; 50-56-6/Oxytocin

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