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An assessment of a method of manual pregnancy diagnosis in the ewe.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1119055     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The recto-abdominal palpation method of ovine pregnancy diagnosis described by Hulet (1972) was carried out on 167 ewes in three flocks. The results showed a virtual 100 per cent accuracy of diagnosis between pregnancy and non-pregnancy and approximately 70 per cent overall accuracy in differentiating single from multiple pregnancies. At least 34 ewes aborted and five died. It was concluded that the method as carried out was neither safe nor accurate enough to justify any savings consequent upon more efficient food usage.
C B Turner; J C Hindson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Veterinary record     Volume:  96     ISSN:  0042-4900     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Rec.     Publication Date:  1975 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-06-09     Completed Date:  1975-06-09     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0031164     Medline TA:  Vet Rec     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  56-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Palpation / methods,  veterinary*
Pregnancy, Animal*
Pregnancy, Multiple
Sheep / physiology*

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