Pregnancy diagnosis in ewes by real-time ultrasound

Tasal I., Dinc D. A., Erdem H., Semacan A.

INDIAN VETERINARY JOURNAL, vol.83, no.9, pp.968-969, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 83 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.968-969
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: No


The optimum time for diagnosis of pregnancy using B-mode real-time ultrasound transabdominally in different stages of gestation was studied in 1300 ewes. The ultrasonic results were compared with lambing records, accuracy, sensitivity; spesificity, positive and negative predictive values. It was concluded that, an accurate and sensitive diagnosis of pregnancy by real-time transabdominal ultrasonography can successfully be made 100% accuracy between 61-81(st) days and 94.10% accuracy between 46 and 60(th) days pregnancy in sheep.