Reference : Accuracy of transrectal palpation for early pregnancy diagnosis in Egyptian buffaloes.
Scientific journals : Short communication
Life sciences : Veterinary medicine & animal health
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/77182
Accuracy of transrectal palpation for early pregnancy diagnosis in Egyptian buffaloes.
English
Karen, A. M. [Kafrelsheikh University, 33516, Kafrelsheikh, Egypt > Department of Theriogenology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine > > >]
Darwish, S. [Animal Production Research Institute, Ministry of Agriculture, Egypt > > > > > >]
Ramoun, A. [Kafrelsheikh University, Egypt > Department of Theriogenology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine > > >]
Tawfeek, K. [Animal Production Research Institute, Ministry of Agriculture, Egypt > > > > > >]
Van Hanh, N. [Université de Liège - ULg > Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire, Physiologie de la reproduction > > >]
Melo de Sousa, Noelita mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de sciences fonctionnelles > Physiologie de la reproduction >]
Sulon, José [Université de Liège - ULg > Faculté de Médecine vétérinaire, Physiologie de la reproduction > > >]
Szenci, O. [Clinic for Large Animals, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Hungary > > > > > >]
Beckers, Jean-François mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de sciences fonctionnelles > Physiologie de la reproduction >]
2011
Tropical Animal Health & Production
Kluwer Academic Publishers
43
1
5-7
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0049-4747
Boston
MA
[en] Transrectal palpation ; Pregnancy diagnosis ; PAG and buffaloes
[en] The present study was undertaken to evaluate the accuracy of transrectal palpation (TRP) for diagnosing early pregnancy in buffaloes and the false diagnoses of the TRP test by using the pregnancy-associated glycoprotein radioimmunoassay (PAG-RIA) test. Pregnancy was diagnosed in 168 buffalo-cows once by TRP and PAG-RIA test between days 31 and 55 after breeding. The sensitivity of TRP for detecting pregnant buffalo-cows was 37.5% at days 31-35, increased to 93.8% at days 46-50 and reached 100% at days 51-55 (P < 0.01). All cases of false negative diagnoses (n = 10) had PAG concentration higher than the threshold (>/=1.8 ng/mL) for diagnosing pregnancy. The specificity of TRP for detecting non-pregnant buffalo cows ranged between 90.9%, and 100% between days 31 and 55. All cases of false positive diagnoses (n = 5) made by TRP had PAG concentrations lower than the threshold for diagnosing pregnancy. It could be concluded that TRP is an accurate method for diagnosing pregnant and non-pregnant buffalo cows from day 46 after breeding.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/77182
10.1007/s11250-010-9675-2

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