Correlations among body temperature, plasma progesterone, cortisol and prostaglandin F2alpha of the periparturient bitch.

Abstract

The results of this study suggest that, besides the irrelevant role of body temperature measurement to predict the impending parturition in the bitch, progesterone and 15-ketodihydroprostaglandin F2alpha plasma level records could be more suitable to detect the approaching whelping in this species. More interesting was the statistically significant… (More)

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@article{Veronesi2002CorrelationsAB, title={Correlations among body temperature, plasma progesterone, cortisol and prostaglandin F2alpha of the periparturient bitch.}, author={Maria Cristina Veronesi and Massimiliano Battocchio and Leonardo Marinelli and Massimo Faustini and Hans Kindahl and Fausto Cairoli}, journal={Journal of veterinary medicine. A, Physiology, pathology, clinical medicine}, year={2002}, volume={49 5}, pages={264-8} }