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Uterine evaluation and gestation diagnosis in owl monkey (Aotus azarai infulatus) using the B mode ultrasound.
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PMID:  16764669     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Gynecological and obstetrical ultrasonography has become an indispensable tool in the routine management, health evaluation and research on captive non-human primates. METHODS: Ultrasound was used to evaluate the uterus and estimate the gestation of owl monkeys. Twelve couples were selected, where five were primiparous and seven multiparous females from the National Primate Center reproductive colony, Ananindeua-PA, Brazil. The procedures were carried out using the GE Logiq 100 MP, equipped with a 7.5 MHz linear probe. RESULTS: The females showed a simple uterus, of elongated shape, regular outline and homogeneous echogenic texture. In the uterine measurements craniocaudal diameter, dorsoventral diameter and uterine volume (UV), significant differences were identified (P < 0.05) between ultrasound examinations of primiparous and multiparous females. The UV showed a positive correlation with the number of births. The gestational sac and the embryonic echo were visible between 28 and 38 days after mating. Between 48 and 68 days after mating, embryonic death was identified in all the gestations. CONCLUSIONS: The chemical (use of tranquilizers) and husbandry factors (capture stress) may be related to the prenatal death. The establishing methods of conditioning the female to the ultrasonographic exam may offer a solution to this problem.
Frederico Ozanan Barros Monteiro; Marion Burkhardt de Koivisto; Wilter Ricardo Russiano Vicente; Reinaldo de Amorim Carvalho; Christina Wippich Whiteman; Paulo Henrique Gomes Castro; Celsemy Eleutério Maia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medical primatology     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0047-2565     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Med. Primatol.     Publication Date:  2006 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-12     Completed Date:  2006-07-18     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0320626     Medline TA:  J Med Primatol     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  123-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias, Universidade Estadual Paulista, UNESP, Jaboticabal, São Paulo, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Aotidae / anatomy & histology*,  physiology
Fetal Death
Pregnancy, Animal / physiology*
Ultrasonography, Prenatal / veterinary*
Uterus / anatomy & histology,  physiology,  ultrasonography*

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