PMID: 9615176Jun 6, 1998Paper

Treatment with progesterone and 17 beta-oestradiol to induce emergence of a newly-recruited dominant ovulatory follicle during oestrus synchronisation with long-term use of norgestomet in Brahman heifers

Animal Reproduction Science
A J MurrayL A Fitzpatrick

Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine the effect on ovarian follicular growth and atresia, of acute treatment with either 100 mg of progesterone (n = 10), 200 mg of progesterone (n = 10), 10 mg of oestradiol + 100 mg of progesterone (n = 10), 10 mg of oestradiol (n = 10) or no treatment (n = 10), given on Day 10 of a 17-day treatment with a norgestomet implant in randomly cycling Bos indicus heifers. The fate of the dominant follicle on Day 10, emergence of the new cohort of follicles and the intervals from implant removal to ovulation were recorded by ultrasonography. Plasma concentrations of Luteinizing hormone (LH), progesterone and oestradiol were determined during the time when the norgestomet implant was in place. All treatments resulted in the emergence of a new cohort of follicles within 5 days of administration. The day of emergence of the ovulatory follicle tended to be delayed after treatment with 100 mg of progesterone (2.7 +/- 0.3 days after treatment), 200 mg of progesterone (3.7 +/- 0.5 days after treatment), 10 mg of oestradiol + 100 mg of progesterone (4.4 +/- 0.2 days after treatment) and 10 mg of oestradiol (4.6 +/- 0.4 days after treatment) compared to control heifers (1.4 +/- 1.4 days after time of treatme...Continue Reading

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