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1 June 2017 SERIAL ULTRASOUND TO ESTIMATE FETAL GROWTH CURVES IN SOUTHERN TAMANDUA (TAMANDUA TETRADACTYLA)
Rachel Thompson, Tiffany M. Wolf, Heather Robertson, Margarita Woc Colburn, Alexis Moreno, Anneke Moresco, Anne Elise Napier, Sally A. Nofs
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From 2012 to 2015, 16 pregnancies were monitored by ultrasonography in nine tamanduas (Tamandua tetradactyla) housed in three zoological facilities. Sonographic measurements were recorded to establish fetal growth curves using thoracic and skull landmarks described for giant anteaters (Myrmecophaga tridactyla). All pregnancies resulted in the uncomplicated delivery of healthy offspring, thus gestational development was considered normal. These data may be used as a reference for normal fetal development with potential for estimating parturition date in the absence of breeding data.

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Rachel Thompson, Tiffany M. Wolf, Heather Robertson, Margarita Woc Colburn, Alexis Moreno, Anneke Moresco, Anne Elise Napier, and Sally A. Nofs "SERIAL ULTRASOUND TO ESTIMATE FETAL GROWTH CURVES IN SOUTHERN TAMANDUA (TAMANDUA TETRADACTYLA)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 48(2), 294-297, (1 June 2017). https://doi.org/10.1638/2016-0197R1.1
Accepted: 1 March 2017; Published: 1 June 2017
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anteater
fetal growth
reproduction
Tamandua tetradactyla
ultrasound
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