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1 September 2014 EFFECT OF BIOMETRIC VARIABLES ON TWO-DIMENSIONAL ECHOCARDIOGRAPHIC MEASUREMENTS IN THE RED-TAILED BOA (BOA CONSTRICTOR CONSTRICTOR)
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The effects of body biometrics on cardiac measurements and description of cardiac anatomy were performed in red-tailed boas (Boa constrictor constrictor) (n = 29) using real-time B-mode ultrasonography. Statistical comparison of measured cardiac metrics according to sex and body measurements demonstrated no significant difference between sexes but a highly significant linear increase between body length and mass and all cardiac metrics.

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Maria Eduarda B. A. M. Conceição, Frederico O. B. Monteiro, Rafael S. Andrade, Viviane E. Margalho, Ednaldo S. Filho, Maria Vivina B. Monteiro, Paulo Henrique G. Castro, Anita Stone, Sheila C. Rahal, and Alessandra Melchert "EFFECT OF BIOMETRIC VARIABLES ON TWO-DIMENSIONAL ECHOCARDIOGRAPHIC MEASUREMENTS IN THE RED-TAILED BOA (BOA CONSTRICTOR CONSTRICTOR)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 45(3), 672-677, (1 September 2014). https://doi.org/10.1638/2013-0156R6.1
Received: 14 July 2013; Published: 1 September 2014
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