Douglas D. Zalesky

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The effect of bull exposure on the resumption of estrous activity following parturition was studied in an experiment using mature Hereford and Hereford X Angus beef cows. In the spring of 1981 and 1982, cows were assigned by breed and calving date to one of two treatment groups. Cows were exposed to bulls either from 3 to 85 d postpartum (BE; n = 45, 1981;(More)
The hypothesis that luteinizing hormone (LH) secretion in prepubertal females is responsive to estradiol negative feedback and that decreased feedback occurs as puberty approaches was tested in heifers. In the first experiment, seven heifers were maintained prepubertal by dietary energy restriction until 508 days of age (Day 0). All heifers were placed on a(More)
Our working hypotheses for this study were that 1) the profile of intrapituitary LH and FSH isoforms would be shifted toward acidic forms as sexual maturation progresses in the bovine female; and 2) concentration of 17 beta-estradiol (E2) in circulation during sexual maturation would be a major factor modulating the percentage of the more acidic isoforms.(More)
Two experiments were performed to test the hypothesis that suckling behavior of calves with similar growth potential varies depending on cows' level of estimated milk production and stage of lactation. Eleven mature cows, which varied in estimated 205-d milk production (996 to 2354 kg/205 d), nursing heifer calves of similar growth potential were used in(More)
The working hypothesis that a low plane of nutrition during the prepubertal period delays puberty in heifers by retarding the prepubertal increase in secretion of luteinizing hormone (LH) was investigated. Secretion of LH and the responsiveness of the pituitary to LH-releasing hormone (LHRH) were compared in heifers fed a growing diet (which allowed(More)
An experiment was conducted to test the hypothesis that 17 beta-estradiol (E2) would not suppress secretion of luteinizing hormone (LH) in heifers fed a diet limited in energy during the period before the onset of nutritionally induced anestrus. Sixteen of 20 heifers that had been exhibiting normal estrous cycles (20 mo of age, 409 +/- 6 kg body weight)(More)
Two experiments were conducted to evaluate relationships among luteinizing hormone (LH), estradiol-17 beta (E2) and progesterone secretion during the preovulatory period in the heifer after prostaglandin F2 alpha (PGF2 alpha)-induced regression of the corpus luteum. A second objective was to elucidate the effects of E2 in regulating LH secretion. In Exp. 1,(More)
The objective of the research was to determine the relationship between circulating 17 beta-estradiol (E2) and secretion of luteinizing hormone (LH) in cows. A second objective was to determine if response to E2 was influenced by interval between ovariectomy and the start of E2 treatment. Thirty-one nulliparous cows 3 yr of age were randomly assigned to a 2(More)
Pituitaries were collected from late follicular phase (n = 5), mid-luteal phase (n = 5), and anestrous ewes (n = 4) to assess changes in intrapituitary LH heterogeneity at selected reproductive states. After homogenization, an aliquot of each pituitary extract was desalted by flow dialysis against water and chromtofocused on a pH 10.5 to 4.0 gradient.(More)
The heterogeneity of luteinizing (LH) is hormonally regulated with androgens having been reported to increase the percentage of extremely basic LH isohormones in the ovine pituitary. This study re-examined the effects of androgens on the heterogeneity of LH in the ovine pituitary because the extremely basic isoforms of LH reported previously were(More)