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Selection of impubertal gilts by ultrasonography optimizes their oestrus, ovulatory and fertility responses following puberty induction by PG600.
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PMID:  21397416     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In a group of gilts, occurrence of puberty is spread over several weeks. The optimal time to apply puberty induction is therefore difficult to define, as treatment of puberal gilts is meaningless. Changes in uterine aspect around puberty can be detected by ultrasonography. Two experiments were carried out to assess the effect of PG600(®) (400UI of eCG and 200UI hCG) administration to 6 months old gilts shown to be impubertal by ultrasonography on cyclicity and reproductive performance. Impubertal Large White gilts (n=94) were treated with either PG600 or solvent (controls). Administration of PG600 to impubertal gilts increased significantly the proportion of females displaying pubertal uterine ultrasound images 3 days after treatment (100% versus 65% in controls). The number of days to puberty was significantly reduced in gilts injected with PG600 (3.3 days) versus controls (4.7 days). In gilts of the PG600 group, ovulation rate was higher at the 1st oestrus compared to the 2nd, while this did not happen in controls. Progesterone concentrations were higher at mid-luteal phase in the PG600 treated gilts compared to controls (significant treatment by time interaction). Similar proportions of gilts returned to oestrus (89% versus 74% for controls). Following insemination at the 2nd oestrus, pregnancy rate and number of live embryos were unaffected by treatment. The combination of ultrasonography and PG600 optimizes the use of exogenous hormones by targeting treatment to gilts that need it, therefore facilitating the introduction of gilts into all in/all out system.
F Martinat-Botté; E Venturi; E Royer; F Elleboudt; V Furstoss; B Ridremont; M A Driancourt
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Animal reproduction science     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-2232     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
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Created Date:  2011-3-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7807205     Medline TA:  Anim Reprod Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
INRA, UMR85 Physiologie de la Reproduction et des Comportements, F-37380 Nouzilly, France; CNRS, UMR6175 Physiologie de la Reproduction et des Comportements, F-37380 Nouzilly, France; Université François Rabelais de Tours, F-37041 Tours, France; Haras Nationaux, F-37380 Nouzilly, France.
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