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Life sciences : Veterinary medicine & animal health
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/7977
Accuracy of ultrasonography and pregnancy-associated glycoprotein test for pregnancy diagnosis in buffaloes
English
Karen, A. [> > > >]
Darwish, S. [> > > >]
Ramoun, A. [> > > >]
Tawfeek, K. [> > > >]
Van Hanh, N. [> > > >]
Melo de Sousa, Noelita mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de sciences fonctionnelles > Physiologie de la reproduction >]
Sulon, Joseph [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de sciences fonctionnelles > Physiologie de la reproduction >]
Szenci, O. [> > > >]
Beckers, Jean-François mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de sciences fonctionnelles > Physiologie de la reproduction >]
Nov-2007
theriogenology
Elsevier Science Inc
68
8
1150-1155
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0093-691X
New York
[en] pregnancy diagnosis ; PAG ; transrectal ultrasonography ; buffalo
[en] The aims of the present study were to evaluate and compare the accuracy of transrectal ultrasonography and pregnancy-associated glycoprotein radioimmunoassay (PAG-RIA) test for diagnosis of pregnancy in buffaloes. Two hundred and seventy-five buffalo cows and heifers were examined once for pregnancy diagnosis by transrectal ultrasonography using a 5 MHz linear-array transducer between Days 19 and 55 after mating. After ultrasound scanning, a blood sample was withdrawn from jugular vein of each animal for measuring pregnancy-associated glycoprotein using a heterologous double-antibody RIA. Based on palpation of the uterus per rectum at Days 75-90, 87 animals were designated pregnant and 188 as non-pregnant. The sensitivity of transrectal ultrasonography at Days 19-24 was 44.4%, reaching 100% from Day 31 after mating. The specificity of transrectal ultrasonography ranged between 92.5 and 100% from Days 19 to 55 after mating. The sensitivity of PAG-RIA test was 11.1 % at Days 19-24 and reached 100% from Day 31 after mating. The specificity of PAG-RIA test ranged from 90 to 100% from Days 19 to 55 after mating. There were no significant differences between the sensitivity and specificity of the two tests in all examined periods. In conclusion, transrectal ultrasonography and PAG-RIA test are highly accurate tests for detecting pregnant buffaloes from Day 31 after mating onwards.
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