Association between placentome size, measured using transrectal ultrasonography, and gestational age in cattle

F.D. Adeyinka, R.A. Laven, K.E. Lawrence, M. van den Bosch, G. Blankenvoorde, T.J. Parkinson

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Abstract

AIM: The aim of this study was to estimate whether fetal age could be accurately estimated using placentome size. METHODS: Fifty-eight cows with confirmed conception dates in two herds were used for the study. The length of the long axis and cross-sectional area of placentomes close to the cervix were measured once every 10 days between approximately 60-130 days of gestation and once every 15 days between 130-160 days of gestation. Four to six placentomes were measured using transrectal ultrasonography in each uterine horn. A linear mixed model was used to establish the factors that were significantly associated with log mean placentome length and to create an equation to predict gestational age from mean placentome length. Limits of agreement analysis was then used to evaluate whether the predictions were sufficiently accurate for mean placentome length to be used, in practice, as a method of determining gestational age. RESULTS: Only age of gestation (p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-56
JournalNew Zealand Veterinary Journal
Volume62
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • dairy-cows
  • bovine
  • pregnancy
  • agreement
  • fetometry

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