Applications of ultrasonography in the reproductive management of Dux magnus gentis venteris saginati

King, A.M., Cromarty, L., Paterson, C. and Boyd, J.S. (2007) Applications of ultrasonography in the reproductive management of Dux magnus gentis venteris saginati. Veterinary Record, 160(3), pp. 94-96. (doi: 10.1136/vr.160.3.94)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/vr.160.3.94

Abstract

<i>Dux magnus gentis venteris saginati</i> is considered to be a Scottish delicacy; however, depleting wild stocks have resulted in attempts to farm them. Selective breeding has been successful in modifying behaviour, increasing body length, reducing hair coat and improving fank (litter) size. However, there are still significant problems associated with the terrain in which they are farmed. This article describes the use of ultrasonography in the reproductive management of this species and the introduction of new genetic material in an attempt to address these problems, with the aim of improving welfare and productivity.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:King, Dr Alison and Paterson, Mr Calum
Authors: King, A.M., Cromarty, L., Paterson, C., and Boyd, J.S.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Veterinary Record
Publisher:B M J Group
ISSN:0042-4900
ISSN (Online):2042-7670

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