Frederick N. Thompson

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Ultrasonography of the ovaries of 10 bitches was performed daily, using a 7.5-Mhz transducer with a built-in stand-off pad, from the onset of proestrus until the onset of metestrus. Ovarian size, shape, location, echogenicity, follicular development, and apparent ovulation were monitored. Blood samples were collected twice daily for luteinizing hormone(More)
To determine if a sex difference exists in the androgen response to heavy-resistance exercise, serum testosterone (T) and androstenedione (A) concentrations were measured in 20 men and 20 women before and during a 2-h period following 30 min of weight lifting. Hormone concentrations from venous blood samples were determined by radioimmunoassay. Prior to(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine effects of an extract of Serenoa repens on dogs with prostatic hyperplasia. ANIMALS 20 mature male dogs with benign prostatic hyperplasia. PROCEDURE Dogs were assigned to 3 comparable groups on the basis of prostatic volume per kg of body weight and degree of prostatic hyperplasia determined histologically. Dogs in 2 groups were(More)
The bioavailability of metoclopramide was investigated in three steers following administration of 8 mg/kg by the oral, abomasal (cannula), and intravenous routes, using a Latin square design. The mean (+/- SD) oral and abomasal bioavailabilities were 51.3 +/- 30.7% and 76.2 +/- 15.5%, respectively. The mean value for clearance (Cl) was 20.1 +/- 5.9 ml/min(More)
Direct evidence linking alkaloids found in endophyte-infected tall fescue forage with the livestock disorder known as fescue toxicosis is lacking. Physiologic effects of fescue toxicosis include reduced serum prolactin concentration in cattle. A monoclonal antibody specific to the lysergic moiety of ergot alkaloids was developed in mice after creating an(More)
The nonergot alkaloid-producing endo-phyte, AR542, has been shown to improve the persistence and yield of tall fescue pastures without causing the animal disorders commonly associated with tall fescue toxicosis. A 3-yr grazing study was conducted to compare effects of AR542-infected tall fescue pastures with wild type endophyte-infected (E+) tall fescue(More)
The response of serum luteinizing hormone (LH) to naloxone, an opiate antagonist, and gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) was measured in cows in late pregnancy to assess opioid inhibition of LH. Blood samples were collected at 15-min intervals for 7 h. In a Latin Square arrangement, each cow (n = 6) received naloxone (0, 0.5, and 1.0 mg/kg BW, i.v.; 2(More)
Ten primiparous crossbred cows were assigned to two dietary groups at calving. One group received 120% and the other group received 80% of the National Research Council (NRC) recommended allowance of dietary energy for primiparous cows. At 60 days postpartum, calves were removed from their dams. Blood samples were collected from the cows at 15-min intervals(More)
The dopamine antagonist metoclopramide monohydrochloride (MC) and the serotonin agonist quipazine maleate (Q) were administered to steers by both the oral and intravenous (i.v.) routes. Dose-response studies were designed to determine the effects of these drugs on serum prolactin (PRL) concentrations. Parameters subjected to analysis included maximal serum(More)
The objective of this experiment was to investigate whether the ergot alkaloid, ergotamine (ET), an alkaloid used to model fescue toxicosis in cattle, modifies the response of cattle to endotoxin (LPS) challenge. Steers (n = 16) were divided into the following treatment groups: control (C), ergotamine (ET), endotoxin (LPS), and ET + LPS. ET and ET + LPS(More)