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Ultrasonic Assessment During Pregnancy in Goats – A Review


Author’s address (for correspondence): G Erdogan, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Adnan Menderes University, 09016, Isikli-Aydin, Turkey. E-mail:


Obstetric ultrasonography is the most common diagnostic approach used in veterinary reproduction because it is a simple, reliable and non-invasive imaging technique. With advances in ultrasonography of small ruminants, assessment of pregnancy in goats is challenging for accurately managing reproduction. This article presents an up-to-date review of the use of ultrasonography in pregnancy for the diagnosis and evaluation of intrauterine foetal growth in goats.