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Superovulation of a low fecundity sheep breed using a porcine gonadotrophin extract with a defined LH content (Pluset).
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PMID:  16727126     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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The aim of this study was to determine the efficiency of a porcine pituitary gonadotrophin extract with a defined pLH content in the superovulation of sheep. Estrus was synchronized in 61 Polish Mountain ewes with intravaginal fluorogestone acetate sponges. Twenty-four hours before the sponges were removed, the ewes underwent different superovulatory treatments: Group I 250 IU of pFSH with 250 IU of pLH (n=19); Group II 500 IU of pFSH with 500 IU of pLH (n=19); and Group III 750 IU of pFSH and 750 IU of pLH (n=18). Gonadotrophine was administered intramuscularly twice a day over a 3-day period in decreasing dosages. A control group of ewes (n=5) was treated with saline. In most of the ewes estrus began about 20 hours after sponges were removed. All the ewes were bred naturally every 12 hours. Superovulation was confirmed in 75% of the treated animals. The ewes receiving 250 IU each of pFSH and pLH produced an average of 7.6 +/- 3.1 corpora lutea (CL), 6.3 +/- 2.4 ova and 4.3 +/- 4.1 transferable embryos. Group II (500 IU of pFSH and pLH) produced 8.5 +/- 4.0 CL, 7.6 +/- 4.1 ova, and 4.1 +/- 2.9 transferable embryos. Group III (750 IU each of pFSH and pLH) produced 8.3 +/- 5.2 CL, 7.5 +/- 5.5 ova and 5.2 +/- 5.1 transferable embryos. The mean embryo recovery rate was 87% for all three groups. Differences in superovulatory response and embryo recovery rate among the groups were not statistically significant (P>0.05).
Authors:
E Wierzcho??; M Tischner; M Maffii
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Theriogenology     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0093-691X     ISO Abbreviation:  Theriogenology     Publication Date:  1992 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-05-26     Completed Date:  2009-12-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0421510     Medline TA:  Theriogenology     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  147-52     Citation Subset:  -    
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Department of Animal Reproduction, Agricultural University, 30-059 Cracow, Al. Mickiewicza 24/28, Poland.
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