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Peer-reviewed
1 2017

Intrauterine insemination with fresh semen in Amur leopard cat (Pionailurus bengalensis eutilura) during non-breeding season

JOURNAL OF VETERINARY MEDICAL SCIENCE
  • Hideo Tajima
  • ,
  • Madoka Yoshizawa
  • ,
  • Shinichi Sasaki
  • ,
  • Fujio Yamamoto
  • ,
  • Etsuo Narushima
  • ,
  • Toshihiko Tsutsui
  • ,
  • Takashi Funahashi
  • ,
  • Satoshi Kusuda
  • ,
  • Osamu Doi
  • ,
  • Yuriko Tateyama
  • ,
  • Masanori Kobayashi
  • ,
  • Tatsuya Hori
  • ,
  • Eiichi Kawakami

Volume
79
Number
1
First page
92
Last page
99
Language
English
Publishing type
Research paper (scientific journal)
DOI
10.1292/jvms.15-0683
Publisher
JAPAN SOC VET SCI

Equine and human chorionic gonadotropins were administered to two female Amur leopard cats to induce estrus and ovulation during non-breeding season. Fresh semen collected from male cats was surgically inseminated into the uterine horn of the females. In one animal, two fetal sacs without heartbeats were observed on abdominal ultrasonography 31 days after insemination, which indicated that embryo death had occurred. In the other animal, fetal heartbeats were detected in two fetal sacs 29 days after insemination, which confirmed as pregnancy. This animal delivered two newborns 68 days after insemination; the one of the kittens was assumed to be stillbirth, and the other grew normally. In this study, we successfully obtained a kitten from an Amur leopard cat by artificial breeding for the first time in Japan.

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DOI
https://doi.org/10.1292/jvms.15-0683
PubMed
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27733725
Web of Science
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