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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:6, June, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(6): 161-166

Ultrasonographic Diagnosis of Fetal Resorption in Relation to Age, Parity, Body Condition and Breed in Bitches
Lokesh Kumar Sharma, T. Sarath*, Cecilia Joseph, P. Sridevi,N. Arunmozhi and G. Monica
Department of Clinics, Madras Veterinary College, Vepery, Chennai-07, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author

The influence of breed, age, size and parity of the bitches on the incidence of fetal resorption was analyzed in the present study. Nearly 56 percent of fetal resorption cases presented (n=64) were either in Labrador retriever or German shepherd.17.18 per cent of all fetal resorption encountered was in brachycephalic breeds like Pug. The size of the breed was found to have a significant effect on the incidence of fetal resorption, the incidence being significantly higher in medium and large size breed. It was also observed that the incidence of the fetal resorption was highest in bitches aged 2-4 years and gradually declined with the advancing age. Bitches less than 4 years accounted for nearly 62 per cent of the fetal resorption cases suggesting the preference of owners to breed animals at their younger age and withhold breeding in aged animals. In the present study 37.50 percent of cases referred were primiparous and the rest had delivered 1-8 times. The incidence of fetal resorption decreased progressively with increase in parity and the least incidence was recorded in animals with more than 5 previous deliveries.

Keywords: Canine, Ultrasonography, Fetal resorption, Incidence, Breed, Age, Parity

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Lokesh Kumar Sharma, T. Sarath, Cecilia Joseph, P. Sridevi, N. Arunmozhi and Monica, G. 2018. Ultrasonographic Diagnosis of Fetal Resorption in Relation to Age, Parity, Body Condition and Breed in Bitches.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(6): 161-166. doi:
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