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The effect of repeated follicular aspiration on the onset of puberty and growth rate of winter- or autumn-born lambs
The effects of follicular aspiration for oocyte retrieval on the attainment of puberty and growth rate were studied in winter-born (9 treated and 6 control) and autumn-born (5 treated and 5 control) ewe lambs. In the treated ...
Bacteriological and epidemiological findings during examination of the uterine content of ewes with retention of fetal membranes
We included 92 pairs of ewes with or without retention of fetal membranes in a cohort study of 25 flocks in Southern Greece. We obtained two uterine content samples under aseptic conditions, by introducing a swab into the ...
Progesterone concentration as an indicator of ovarian response to superovulation in Chios ewes
We investigated the prediction of the ovarian response to superovulation using progesterone (P-4) determination in Chios ewes. During the estrus period, estrus synchronization and multiple ovulations were induced in 100 ...
Management of pre-pubertal small ruminants: Physiological basis and clinical approach
Puberty is a gradual process, during which animal reproductive competence is attained with respect to physiology, morphology and behaviour. Onset of puberty in small ruminants differs between sexes, due to early sexual ...
Endocrinological profile and follicular development in cyclic ewes subjected to repeated ovum pick-up
Blood concentrations of progesterone, FSH and oestradiol in Karagouniko ewes subjected to laparoscopic ovum pick-up (OPU) at specific stages of induced oestrous cycle, were measured. Twenty-four cyclic ewes were randomly ...
Effects of drying-off procedure of ewes' udder in subsequent mammary infection and development of mastitis
Objective of the study was to evaluate effects of the procedure followed for udder drying-off (i.e., progressive or abrupt cessation of lactation) in subsequent mammary infection and development of mastitis. In ewes of ...