Takehiro Aihara

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This study was conducted to investigate the effects of parity and litter size on gestation length in beagle bitches. The mean duration of the initial elevation (>2 ng/mL) in progesterone concentrations after the onset of proestrus was shorter (P < 0.05) in bitches without (nulliparous) whelping experience than in bitches with (multiparous) whelping(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate differences between the progesterone profiles of Beagle bitches with (multiparous) and without (nulliparous) the whelping experience and to examine whether the selection of bitches by progesterone analyses before the programmed mating improved the whelping rates. In the first experiment, the progesterone profiles of(More)
We have investigated on within-day and day-to-day variations of serum M-CSF levels in healthy volunteers (ranges of age: 20-21 years old). M-CSF levels in serum were measured using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Serum M-CSF levels in early morning were 1.31 +/- 0.30 ng/ml (mean +/- SD, n = 10) in male volunteers, 1.50 +/- 0.13 ng/ml (n = 10) in(More)
Congenital stationary night blindness (CSNB) is a non-progressive, clinically and genetically heterogeneous disease of impaired night vision. We report a naturally-occurring, stationary, autosomal recessive phenotype in beagle dogs with normal daylight vision but absent night vision. Affected dogs had normal retinas on clinical examination, but showed no(More)
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