A Study on the Use of Transabdominal Ultrasonography and Pregnancy Condition Score in Pregnancy in Karayaka Sheep

Hilal Tozlu Çelik, Fatih Ahmet Aslan, Yeliz Kaşko Arıcı, Metehan Eser Kahveci, İbrahim Kiper


In this study, it was aimed to determine the number of pregnancies and infants by B-Mod Real Time 3.5 MHz linear transabdominal probe ultrasonography device on the 50th day of pregnancy in 126 head Karayaka sheep. In addition, the relationship between body condition score and fry birth weight was tried to be determined on the 50th day of pregnancy and sheep age. The findings obtained by ultrasonography device were compared with the lambing records. In this study, the accuracy of ultrasound examination was 84% and sensitivity was 93%. The correlation coefficient between the average body condition score of the sheep on the 50th day of pregnancy and birth weight of the offspring was calculated as 0.234 and it was found to be statistically significant. It was determined that there was a significant relationship between the sheep age and the body condition score at the 50th day of pregnancy.


Karayaka Sheep; Transabdominal ultrasonography; Diagnosis of pregnancy; Body condition score; B-Mod Real Time

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.24925/turjaf.v7i11.1789-1794.2616

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