Reproduction of the red fox Vulpes vulpes in western France: does staining improve estimation of litter size from placental scar counts?

@article{Ruette2010ReproductionOT,
  title={Reproduction of the red fox Vulpes vulpes in western France: does staining improve estimation of litter size from placental scar counts?},
  author={Sandrine Ruette and Michel Albaret},
  journal={European Journal of Wildlife Research},
  year={2010},
  volume={57},
  pages={555-564}
}
We tested a staining method on uteri for counting placental scars on red fox. We estimated reproduction parameters on 358 females collected in three study areas in western France from 1st February 2002 to 31st January 2005. Placental scars (n = 103) were described by macroscopic examinations using the following variables: (1) the width and (2) the aspect of placental scars, (3) the abundance of macrophages or the presence of blood, (4) the presence of swellings, (5) the presence and colour of a… CONTINUE READING

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