A one-foetus pregnancy monitored by ultrasonography and progesterone blood levels in a German Shepherd bitch: a case report
A. Domoslawska, A. Jurczak, T. Janowskihttps://doi.org/10.17221/1567-VETMEDCitation:Domoslawska A., Jurczak A., Janowski T. (2011): A one-foetus pregnancy monitored by ultrasonography and progesterone blood levels in a German Shepherd bitch: a case report. Veterinarni Medicina, 56: 55-57.
This case study describes the pregnancy of a German Shepherd bitch with a singleton (one puppy) litter as a result of early embryo resorption. Resorption was confirmed by ultrasonography and the pregnancy was regularly monitored by USG and measurements of progesterone levels until parturition. These levels stayed within the physiological range. One healthy puppy was delivered within the timeframe of a physiological pregnancy although the inner chorionic cavity diameter (ICCD) protocol used for predicting the time of parturition showed divergence from the real time of whelping.Keywords:
singleton litter; ultrasonography; pregnancy; hypoluteoidism; dog