Biochemical analysis of fetal fluids and cytology of the amniotic fluid of female Mocó (Kerodon rupestris)

Authors

  • Maria Amélia Zogno Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Reprodução Animal, São Paulo, SP
  • Maria Angélica Miglino Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Cirurgia, São Paulo, SP
  • Moacir Franco Oliveira Escola Superior de Agricultura de Mossoró, Mossoró, RN

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/S1413-95962004000400002

Keywords:

Kerodon rupestris, Fetal fluids, Biochemistry, Amniotic fluid cytology

Abstract

The aim of the present work was to study certain biochemical characteristics of fetal fluids of the female mocó (Kerodon rupestris), by assesment of the following parameters present in the amniotic and allantoic fetal fluids: osmolarity, pH, calcium, phosphorous, total protein, urea, creatinina and glycose. Ten genital systems of mocós were sampled (gestation = 30-45 and 65-70 days). The amniotic and allantoic sacs were punctured and the fetal fluid obtained for posterior analysis. It was observed the following concentrations (mg/ml) in the amniotic fluid: glycose= 45,87 ± 22,38; calcium = 6,31 ± 1,24; phosphorus = 1,64 ± 0,72; creatinine = 0,45 ± 0,12; urea = 34,03 ± 5,96; total protein = 31,24 ± 16,67. In the allantoic fluid the concentrations were: : glycose = 59,17 ± 10,85; calcium = 5,58 ± 0,59; phosphorous = 1,27 ± 0,73; creatine = 0,38 ± 0,38; urea = 31,49 ± 2,28; total protein = 30,70 ± 18,39. Results obtained from the analisys of the composition of fetal fluids showed small oscillations between the amniotic and the allantoic fluids. Their concentrations, probably, are determined by the materno-fetal metabolic activity. Amniotic fluid cytology showed four cells types.

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2004-08-01

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Zogno MA, Miglino MA, Oliveira MF. Biochemical analysis of fetal fluids and cytology of the amniotic fluid of female Mocó (Kerodon rupestris). Braz. J. Vet. Res. Anim. Sci. [Internet]. 2004 Aug. 1 [cited 2024 Apr. 23];41(4):228-35. Available from: https://www.revistas.usp.br/bjvras/article/view/6281