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Abnormalities in the vaginae of merino ewes in Queensland

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Gibb, J., Astill, K.J., Miller, S.J. and Moule, G.R. (1955) Abnormalities in the vaginae of merino ewes in Queensland. Queensland Journal of Agricultural Science, 12 (2). pp. 33-38.



Abnormalities were found in the vaginae of 6.5 % of 2,903 Merino ewes examined by means of a speculum. In four of six ewes examined post-mortem, the mid-third of the vagina was constricted. In the other two, an obstruction due to fibrous adhesions between the walls of the vaginae in the region where the hymen should be situated was found. A small breeding trial with ewes having abnormal vaginae was conducted. The percentage of ewes that lambed was lower than in a flock of unaffected ewes.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland
Subjects:Science > Zoology > Anatomy
Animal culture > Breeding and breeds
Animal culture > Sheep
Live Archive:17 Jun 2024 04:47
Last Modified:17 Jun 2024 04:47

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