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dc.contributor.authorPakkanut Bansiddhien_US
dc.contributor.authorPreeyanat Vongchanen_US
dc.contributor.authorAchiraya Satityuenyongen_US
dc.contributor.authorKhajohnpat Boonpraserten_US
dc.contributor.authorSittidet Mahasawangkulen_US
dc.contributor.authorRonnachit Roongsrien_US
dc.contributor.authorJanine L. Brownen_US
dc.contributor.authorChatchote Thitaramen_US
dc.description.abstract© 2015 Academic Journals Inc. Feto-maternal blood incompatibility causes hematological defects that can result in abortion and neonatal anemia and may lead to calf loss, including in elephants. The aim of this study was to examine blood compatibility in Asian elephants using the indirect antiglobulin technique, for use as a breeding management tool to reduce the risk of elephant fetal loss. Forty-four blood samples collected from 22 female and 22 male elephants were subjected to standard tube cross-matching tests and examined for macroscopic and microscopic agglutination reactions. The percentages of positive reactions across three female groups based on reproductive history (unmated, mated but not pregnant, parous) were 43.94, 53.03 and 45.80, respectively and did not differ (p>0.05). Moreover, all female sample showed positive reaction results at ambient and body temperatures. These results suggest blood incompatibility occurs in elephants. Thus, it could be beneficial to avoid mating between reactive blood groups.en_US
dc.subjectAgricultural and Biological Sciencesen_US
dc.titleBlood compatibility testing in asian elephants using an indirect antiglobulin technique to improve captive breeding successen_US
article.title.sourcetitleAsian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advancesen_US
article.volume10en_US Mai Universityen_US Forest Industry Organizationen_US Elephant Campen_US Conservation Biology Instituteen_US
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