Pregnancy in suboestrus buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) after treatment with Prostaglandin F(2) alpha

N K KhuranaS K Verma


Seventy six apparently anoestrous buffaloes, with a palpable corpus luteum at day 43 to 547 post partum, were treated intramuscularly with Prostaglandin, using either 25 mg single dose (Group I), 25 mg double dose 11 days apart (Group II), or 50 mg single dose (Group III). Animals exhibiting oestrus, without any treatment, during the period of experimentation served as control (Group IV). The overall conception rate for the treated animals was 28.8, 51,5, and 69.7 percents after one, two, and three inseminations, respectively. The conception rate, at induced as well as subsequent oestrus, was comparable to control animals. The intergroup differences among treated animals were not significant. The conception rate was greater when the induced heat was more intensely expressed. The subsequent mean oestrus cycle length was similar to controls when all of the treated animals were considered together.


Apr 1, 1972·Journal of Reproduction and Fertility·L E RowsonA Brand

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