NELDA FIZA ZORA. Identification of Estrus Cycle in Palm Civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) by Imaging Vagina Epithelial Observation. Under supervision of ARYANI SISMIN SATYANINGTIJAS and NASTITI KUSUMORINI.
Common palm civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) is one of wild animals that can be used as best coffee selector. Physiologic information of this animal is still rare to be found. This information is used to prevent the extinction of palm civet caused by several factors such as disease or increasing the used of luwak for human’s need. The aim of this research was to get the information about total length of estrus cycle and each time of proestrus, estrus, metestrus and diestrus phase of two common palm civet one year old. Information collected could be used for conservation by knowing the right time to be mated. Vaginal swab had been done for 21 days to determine the phase of estrus cycle based on quantitative of vaginal cells and were examined under microscope. Based on observation, average total length of estrus cycle in palm civet was 121,5 ± 7,54 hours. Average cycle of proestrus phase was 12 ± 0,00 hours, estrus phase was 22,5 ± 3,00 hours, metestrus phase was 25,5 ± 3,00 hours and diestrus phase was 61,5 ± 3,00 hours.
Keywords : common palm civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus), estrus cycle
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