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Thyroid function in relation to reproductive efficiency in postpartum buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) during summer and winter.
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PMID:  2774808     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Thyroid function was studied by estimating of plasma-protein-bound iodine (PBI), in buffaloes, from 0 to 57 days postpartum. PBI values (microgram/100 ml) were lowest on day 1 postpartum, followed by a gradual increase by day 57. The values were consistently lower (P less than 0.01) during summer (3.79 +/- 0.13 micrograms/100 ml), as compared to winter (5.06 +/- 0.27). A lower value (P less than 0.01) was obtained in animals requiring less than 30 days (3.53 +/- 0.45) or more than 30 days (4.88 +/- 0.27) for uterine involution. The values were 4.56 +/- 0.13, 5.03 +/- 0.68 and 2.72 +/- 0.50 in animals requiring less than 25, 25-50 and more than 50 days for initiation of follicular development (P less than 0.01). Similarly the values were 4.95 +/- 0.38, 3.95 +/- 0.45 and 4.03 +/- 0.59 in buffaloes having postpartum oestrus intervals less than 45, 45-90, and more than 90 days (P less than 0.01). Higher values (P less than 0.05) were obtained in conceiving (4.55 +/- 0.41), as compared to non-conceiving animals (4.21 +/- 0.31). It can be concluded that the thyroid function is depressed during summer and in poorly reproducing buffaloes.
C S Bahga; P C Gangwar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archiv für experimentelle Veterinärmedizin     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0003-9055     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Exp Veterinarmed     Publication Date:  1989 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-09-29     Completed Date:  1989-09-29     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372410     Medline TA:  Arch Exp Veterinarmed     Country:  GERMANY, EAST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  17-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Buffaloes / physiology*
Hot Temperature
Postpartum Period / physiology*
Thyroid Gland / physiology*

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