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Table 1 Gestational age of veterinary laboratory-investigated aborted foetuses

From: Investigation of bovine abortion and stillbirth/perinatal mortality - similar diagnostic challenges, different approaches

Trimester Month of gestation Foetuses (No.) %
First (early) 2 73 0.7
3 298 2.9
Second (mid) 4 841 8.2
5 1393 13.7
6 2069 20.3
Third (late) 7 2858 28.0
8 2661 26.1
  1. Source: Cork Regional Veterinary Laboratory, DAFM, 10,193 foetuses over 25 years (1980–2003)