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Follicular turnover and hormonal association in postpartum goats during early and late lactation
Authors: Mohamed MM Kandiel, Gen Watanabe, Mahmoud EA Abou-El-Roos, Alaa E Abdel-Ghaffar, Gamal A Sosa, Abd El-Salam I El-Azab, Kentaro Nagaoka, Jun Y Li, Noboru Manabe, Kazuyoshi Taya
Year: 2012
Keywords: Not Available
Journal: Journal of Reproduction and Development
Volume: 58
Issue: Not Available
Pages: 61-68
Publisher: Not Available
Local/International: International
Paper Link: Not Available
Full paper Gamal Abdel - Raheem Mohamed Sosa_Follicular Turnover.pdf
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To clarify the effect of lactation period on ovarian follicular activity and associated hormonal levels in goats, six goats were monitored daily by ultrasonographic examination with blood sampling during early (Days 5 to 25; Day 0 was the day of kidding) and late (Days 40 to 60) lactation. While the presence of a corpus luteum of pregnancy retarded follicular growth in the ipsilateral ovary until Days 11–13 postpartum, the total follicular number (TFN) and area (TFA) increased during late lactation due to the significant increase in the number of medium-and large-sized follicles and decrease in the number of small follicles. Four goats showed a similar pattern of follicular development during the period studied characterized by the emergence of five and six waves during the early and late lactation, respectively. The largest follicle diameter of the first three waves monitored during early lactation was significantly smaller as compared with the diameter of those existing during late lactation. TFN showed a positive correlation with FSH but showed a negative correlation with immunoreactive (ir-) inhibin and estradiol during the postpartum period. TFA was positively correlated with ir-inhibin, estradiol and PRL and negatively correlated with FSH during the monitored periods. The plasma levels of ir-inhibin and progesterone were significantly higher during late lactation compared with the levels recorded during early lactation. Ir-inhibin levels showed a significant positive correlation with LH and estradiol during early and late lactation but showed a negative correlation with FSH during the whole lactation period.

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