Fernando N Scenna

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Two studies were performed to determine effects of prostaglandin F2alpha (PGF2alpha) on continued development of pre-compacted (in vitro-produced) and compacted (in vivo-derived) bovine embryos. In Experiment 1, pre-compacted embryos were placed in KSOM media supplemented with polyvinyl alcohol (0.3%) and assigned to the following treatments: (1) control;(More)
Elevated uterine luminal concentrations of prostaglandin F(2alpha) (PGF(2alpha)) have been negatively associated with embryo quality and pregnancy rates. Two studies were performed in cows to determine PGF(2alpha) release from uterine endometrium following embryo transfer and to investigate administration of flunixin meglumine (FM), a prostaglandin(More)
Sixteen yearling bulls were utilized to investigate administration of ergotamine tartrate on semen parameters, fertilization, and endocrinology. Bulls were allotted to a control diet of cracked corn, corn silage, and soybean meal (CON, n = 8) or a diet supplemented daily with 40 microg/kg body weight of ergotamine tartrate (ET, n = 8). Blood samples,(More)
During a 2-year study, yearling beef bulls were used to determine the effects of grazing on endophyte-infected tall fescue on endocrine profiles, semen quality and fertilisation potential. Bulls were allotted to graze tall fescue pastures infected with Neotyphodium coenophialum (E+; n = 20 per year) or Jesup/MaxQ (Pennington Seed, Atlanta, GA, USA; NTE; n =(More)
Cattle consuming toxic tall fescue (E+) may suffer from numerous detrimental effects, resulting in significant economic losses for cattle producers annually. Three-fourths of all tall fescue pastures in the Unites States are infested with endophyte at a level of at least 60%. Ergot alkaloids located within the endophytic fungus have been linked to depressed(More)
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