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The aims of this study were to investigate the steroid hormone receptor expression and the proliferation intensity during the equine endometrial cycle by immunohistological methods, established for routine examination of formalin-fixed, paraplast-embedded specimens. Endometrial biopsy specimens were obtained during one cycle from 7 mares. In comparison with(More)
Follicular development, ovulation and the early luteal phase in 15 oestrous cycles of 13 individual bitches were monitored daily by ultrasonography using a 7.5 MHz sector scanner transducer. These findings were compared with vaginal cytology and changes in the peripheral plasma concentrations of oestradiol, luteinizing hormone (LH) and progesterone. Both(More)
Portions of pregnancy and midcycle urines were submitted to hot acid hydrolysis, extracted with benzene/ethyl acetate and the extracts washed with ascorbic acid buffer. From the remaining organic phase the catecholestrogens were removed with borate buffer and further purified on Sephadex LH-20 columns. After derivatisation 4-hydroxyestrone was separated(More)
The aim of this study was to examine the progestin content and biosynthetic potential of the corpus luteum of the African elephant (Loxodonta africana). Luteal tissue was collected from nonpregnant and early, mid- and late pregnant elephants (n = 2 per group) shot in the Kruger National Park. Pieces of individual corpora lutea (2-3 per animal; 23 in total)(More)
A small, biocompatible and short-term implant releasing 1.5 mg or 2.25 mg of the GnRH analogue deslorelin was evaluated in 140 Hanoverian (warm blooded) mares during the 1990 breeding season (Study I). Mares in oestrus and with a follicle 40 +/- 2 mm in diameter were assigned alternately to treatment (70) or remained as untreated controls. Implants were(More)
The shortening of the time interval between the onset of oestrus and ovulation in sows by the transcervical administration of seminal plasma was investigated in 23 German Landrace gilts, using the technique of single horn infusions (Mariensee model) in combination with the transcutaneous sonographic monitoring of ovaries. Preparative surgery comprised the(More)
In some kinds of idiopathic dystonia, including paroxysmal dystonia, a role of sex hormones has been suggested because of female predominance and onset, recurrence, or exacerbation of dystonic symptoms with pregnancy. Similar effects of pregnancy have recently been reported in a model of paroxysmal dystonia, the genetically dystonic hamster. Dystonia in(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of two medications on two subsequent abortions and plasma hormone concentrations of dogs. For this purpose, two groups of bitches (n=5 each), received the antiprogesterone aglepristone (Alizine) at 10mg/kg body weight on two subsequent days around day 30 after mating. In group II, the antiprolactin(More)
Twenty-two nonpregnant and 19 pregnant German Shepherd dogs were assigned to either a control group or a suspected short-cycling group, based on the interestrous interval (> or = 6 month and < 5 month, respectively) and data from previous pregnancies. Blood serum concentrations of progesterone and prolactin were determined from days 5 to 60 (day 0 =(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of the GnRH agonist Buserelin given on day 10 after ovulation on pregnancy rate and concentrations of progesterone and LH. Altogether 191 warmblood mares were used for two trials. Fresh or frozen/thawed semen from 27 stallions was used for A.I. In trial A 171 mares received either Buserelin (Receptal,(More)