3-Title: Ultrasonographic measurement of crown rump length to predict gestational age in Barbari goats

Authors: Bharat Sharma, Swadesh Sharma, OP Shrivastava, VK  Bhardwaj, Sourabh Gupta and RPS Baghel

Source: Ruminant Science (2012)-1(2):113-116.

How to cite this manuscript: Sharma Bharat, Sharma Swadesh, Shrivastava OP, Bhardwaj VK, Gupta Sourabh and Baghel RPS (2012).Ultrasonographic measurement of crown rump length to predict gestational age in Barbari goats. Ruminant Science (2012)-1(2):113-116.


Ultrasound imaging was commenced after 20 days of service up to kidding in 17 clinically normal does of different breeds with weight ranging from 15 to 60 kg. Animals were divided into 2 groups i.e. Group I comprised of does imaged 20-60 days from last service.  In group II comprised of does imaged 60-90 days from last service. In Group I the average measurement (cm) of gestational age and CRL was 48.25±1.108 and 4.8±0.409, respectively. In group II the average measurement of gestational age and CRL (cm) during gestation was 65.69±1.27 and 12.61±0.622 respectively. It was concluded that CRL is a good indicator to predict fetal age from last service.


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