Accuracy of canine parturition date prediction using fetal measurements obtained by ultrasonography.

@article{Kutzler2003AccuracyOC,
  title={Accuracy of canine parturition date prediction using fetal measurements obtained by ultrasonography.},
  author={Michelle Anne Kutzler and Amy E Yeager and H. O. Mohammed and Vicki N Meyers-Wallen},
  journal={Theriogenology},
  year={2003},
  volume={60 7},
  pages={1309-17}
}
The length of canine gestation is 65 days from the luteinizing hormone (LH) surge. Early and accurate determination of canine gestational age is useful for predicting and managing parturition. We performed a retrospective study on fetal measurements obtained by transabdominal ultrasonographic examination of 83 bitches (32 breeds) to estimate gestational age. Gestational age was estimated using two published tables correlating either (1). embryonic vesicle diameter (EVD), crown-rump length (CRL… CONTINUE READING