Arindam Dhali

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The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of feeding green fodder, rice straw and concentrate-based total mixed rations (TMR) on dry matter (DM) intake (DMI), nutrient utilization, rumen fermentation patterns and body weight (BW) gain (BWG) in mithun (Bos frontalis) calves. In a randomized block design, male mithun calves (n = 18, 8-10 months(More)
The influence of a growth factor supplemented serum-free system on the development, gene expression, and cryotolerance of in vitro produced bovine embryos was investigated. To assess the embryo development and gene expression in blastocysts, abattoir-derived oocytes (obtained from 3 10 or <3 mm follicles) were matured and fertilized in serum-free media and(More)
The objective of the present study was to investigate the possibility of preserving mithun (Bos frontalis) spermatozoa at refrigeration temperature using tris-egg yolk diluent. Semen samples were collected from four adult mithun bulls through rectal massage method. Good quality semen samples (n=30) were preserved at 4 degrees C using tris-egg yolk diluent(More)
A study was conducted in May 2003 to characterize plasma growth hormone (GH) pattern in growing mithuns (Bos frontalis), a rare semi-wild ruminant. Six mithun calves averaging 235 day of age and 124 kg were maintained in semi-intensive system and group-fed once daily. Animals gained at a mean rate of 0.54 kg/day, with individuals ranging from 0.34 to 0.66(More)
The effect of endotoxin (lipopolysacharide, LPS) exposure on luteal cells was studied using an in vitro cell culture system. Buffalo luteal cells were isolated from corpora lutea of the late luteal phase (days 14-16 post estrus) and exposed to various LPS doses (5, 10 and 100 microg/ml) for different time periods (6, 12, 18 or 24 h). The cultured cells were(More)
The effect of concentration and addition method of glycerol on the quality of cryopreserved mithun (Bos frontalis) spermatozoa was investigated. Semen samples were collected from five healthy mithun bulls through rectal massage method and cryopreserved in liquid nitrogen. The samples were diluted in Tris-egg yolk-glycerol extender, equilibrated for 4 h at 4(More)
The objective of this study was to develop and validate a simple and highly sensitive enzyme immunoassay (EIA) for LH determination in mithun plasma on microtitreplates using the biotin-streptavidin amplification system and the second antibody coating technique. Biotin was coupled to LH and used to bridge between streptavidin-peroxidase and immobilized(More)
The present investigation was designed to study the role of LH and prostaglandin F2alpha (PGF2alpha) on the development and regression of corpus luteum (CL) in the mithun estrous cycle. Blood samples were collected from jugular vein and PGF2alpha secretion was evaluated on the basis of peripheral 15-keto-13,14-dihydro-PGF2alpha (PGFM) concentration. The(More)
The objectives were to test how the source of oocytes and semen impacted vitrification of large numbers of bovine oocytes and subsequent IVF and early embryo development to test procedures that may assist with assisted reproductive technologies in humans. Bovine oocytes were vitrified from follicles of different diameters, small (≤4 mm) and medium (4 to 10(More)
The objective of the present study was to establish the profiles of luteinising hormone (LH), follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), estradiol 17beta (E2) and progesterone (P4) secretion and their interrelationships during the natural estrous cycle of mithun (Bos frontalis). Daily blood samples were collected from second or third postpartum estrous cycles for(More)