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Diagnosis of pregnancy in moose using a bovine assay for pregnancy-specific protein B

Diagnosis of pregnancy in moose using a bovine assay for pregnancy-specific protein B

Theriogenology 40(5): 905-911

Blood samples were collected from 26 moose (Alces alces ) and evaluated for the presence of an antigen that cross-reacted with antisera to bovine pregnancy-specific protein B (P-SPB). The objective of this study was to determine if the P-SPB radioimmunoassay (RIA) was a reliable indicator of pregnancy in these animals. In the first year of the study calf production the following summer was used as the index of previous pregnancy. In the second year all females were subjected to palpation per rectum after chemical immobilization. Seven of the 10 cows sampled in the first year were also sampled in the second year. All animals determined pregnant by rectal palpation were positive for P-SPB; however, P-SPB was not detected in males.

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PMID: 16727372

DOI: 10.1016/0093-691x(93)90358-c

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