This study was designed to investigate the endocrinological variations induced in anestrous goats by means of different hormonal stimulations. Twenty goats were divided into four groups and, after treatment for 21 days with fluorogestone acetate (FGA) in vaginal sponges, were treated as follows: (1) vehicle; (2) 500 LU. pregnant mare serum gonadotropin (PMSG) 48 h before sponge removal (s.r.); (3) 500 LU. PMSG 48 h before s.r. and 1 μg gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) every 3 h for 8 times beginning 3 h before s.r. and (4) an ampoule of human menopausal gonadotropin (HMG) equivalent to 300 LU. luteinizing hormone (LH)-like and 300 LU. follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)-like activity at s.r. Progesterone, estradiol 17β (E2), LH, FSH and prolactin (PRL) plasma variations were analyzed by validated radioimmunoassays. The stimulation of anestrous goats with FGA alone was inadequate to induce either behavioural estrus or variations in the endocrine pattern. All the other treatments (PMSG, PMSG+ GnRH, HMG) induced an increased in estradiol 17β concentration; the highest E2 levels were induced by PMSG + GnRH treatment. The E2 peaks were followed by LH and FSH surges, which occurred at different times depending on the treatments: the LH peak was significantly (P < 0.001) delayed in HMG-treated does compared with PMSG-GnRH-treated animals. Administration of PMSG alone was not adequate to induce a satisfactory synchronization of the LH peak. No relationship seems to exist between PRL plasma variations and estrus-related endocrine patterns.
Endocrine responses induced in anestrous goats by the administration of different hormones after a fluorogestone acetate treatment / C. Tamanini, G. Bono, F. Cairoli, F. Chiesa. - In: ANIMAL REPRODUCTION SCIENCE. - ISSN 0378-4320. - 9:4(1985), pp. 357-364.
|Titolo:||Endocrine responses induced in anestrous goats by the administration of different hormones after a fluorogestone acetate treatment|
CAIROLI, FAUSTO (Penultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||goats; anaestrus; fluorogestone acetate; PMSG; GnRH|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore VET/02 - Fisiologia Veterinaria|
Settore VET/10 - Clinica Ostetrica e Ginecologia Veterinaria
|Data di pubblicazione:||1985|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0378-4320(85)90064-8|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|