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Incorporation of a rapid pregnancy-associated glycoprotein ELISA into a CIDR-Ovsynch resynchronization program for a 28 day re-insemination interval.
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PMID:  21040959     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The objective was to compare two resynchronization programs; one that used a blood-based ELISA for pregnancy-associated glycoproteins (PAG) for pregnancy diagnosis so that non-pregnant cows were re-inseminated at 28 d after first TAI, and another that used transrectal ultrasonography for pregnancy diagnosis so that non-pregnant cows were re-inseminated at 35 d after first TAI. The PAG_resynch cows (n = 103) began CIDR-Ovsynch resynchronization on Day 18 after first TAI (Day 0). On Day 25, the CIDR was removed and pregnancy diagnosis with a PAG ELISA was performed. If a cow was not pregnant on Day 25, she was treated with PGF(2α), treated with GnRH 2 d later (Day 27), and TAI on Day 28. Control cows (n = 99) were observed for estrus until Day 25, when they began an identical CIDR-Ovsynch program with pregnancy diagnosis by transrectal ultrasonography on Day 32. If a cow was not pregnant on Day 32, then she was treated with PGF(2α), treated with GnRH 2 d later (Day 34), and TAI on Day 35. There was no difference in pregnancy per AI (P/AI) for either group at first or second insemination. For cows without pregnancy loss, the interval between first and second (P < 0.001) or second and third (P < 0.016) TAI was shorter for PAG_resynch cows compared with Control cows. The interval between first and second or second and third TAI was not different if pregnancy loss cows were included in the analysis. Plasma progesterone concentrations were similar at PGF(2α) treatment, and plasma estradiol concentrations increased similarly after PGF(2α) treatment for PAG_resynch and Control cows. In conclusion, the 28 d CIDR-Ovsynch resynchronization protocol was comparable to a 35 d CIDR-Ovsynch resynchronization protocol that also included estrus detection. Shortened resynchronization protocols that do not require estrus detection may improve reproductive efficiency in dairy cattle.
J C Green; E M Newsom; M C Lucy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Theriogenology     Volume:  75     ISSN:  1879-3231     ISO Abbreviation:  Theriogenology     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0421510     Medline TA:  Theriogenology     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  320-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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