J m Baldrighi

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An intraovarian positive physiologic coupling between the extant CL and the ipsilateral preovulatory follicle (PF) or the future or established postovulatory dominant follicle (DF) was studied in 26 heifers. Ovaries were scanned by ultrasonic imaging from Day 16 (Day 0 = ovulation) of the preovulatory period until Day 6 of the postovulatory period.(More)
This study was performed to evaluate plasma concentrations of anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) and the ovarian antral follicle population (AFP) in different genetic groups. Cyclic heifers (13 Bubalus bubalis [Murrah]; 15 Bos taurus [Holstein] and 10 Bos indicus [Gyr]) were maintained under the same management and were synchronized with two doses of 150 μg IM(More)
The recovery of regressing wave-2 subordinate follicles was studied by treating heifers with a gonadotropin product that had about 84% and 16% of follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone activity, respectively. A treated group (n = 8) received a single dose of 50 mg (2.5 mL) of the gonadotropin product, and a control group (n = 8) received 2.5(More)
During the last wave of the interovulatory interval (IOI), the permutations of the relationship between the ovulatory follicle and the CL (ipsilateral vs. contralateral) and the number of follicular waves (two vs. three) per IOI differ in frequency of occurrence as follows: ipsilateral relationship and two waves (34%), contralateral relationship and two(More)
Five mares that developed idiopathic persistent corpus luteum (PCL) were compared with 5 mares with apparently normal interovulatory intervals (IOIs). Progesterone (P4) and a metabolite of prostaglandin F2α (PGFM) were assayed daily beginning on the day of ovulation (Day 0). Transition between the end of an initial progressive P4 increase and the beginning(More)
The conversion of preovulatory intraovarian patterns based on location of the preovulatory follicle (PF) and the associated corpus luteum (cl) to postovulatory patterns based on location of the future and established dominant follicle (DF) and corpus luteum (CL) was studied daily in 26 heifers from Days -5 to 6 (Day 0 = ovulation). The two ipsilateral(More)
In experiment 1, daily blood samples were available from Days 0 to 20 (Day 0 = ovulation) in mares with an interovulatory interval (IOI, n = 5) and in mares that developed idiopathic persistent corpus luteum (PCL, n = 5). The PCL was confirmed by maintenance of progesterone (P4) concentration until end of the experiment (Day 20). Significant interactions of(More)
Hourly circulating concentrations of a PGF2α metabolite (PGFM), progesterone (P4), and LH were obtained from a reported project, and concentrations of nitric oxide (NO) metabolites (NOMs; nitrates and nitrites) were determined in eight mares. Unlike the reported project, hormone concentrations were normalized to the peak of the first PGFM pulse of(More)
The factors involved in the switching of a future dominant follicle (DF) to subordinate status were studied (n = 42) by induction of luteolysis with PGF2α (hour 0) when the largest follicle (F1) in follicular wave 2 was 7.0 or 8.5 mm. Combined for 7.0- and 8.5-mm groups, the frequency of switching was greater (P < 0.01) when F1 and CL were ipsilateral (10(More)
In single ovulating cattle, ipsilateral versus contralateral interovarian relationships refer to a dominant follicle (DF) and CL in the same versus opposite ovaries. The ipsilateral relationship consists of the DF-CL and the devoid (no DF or CL) intraovarian pattern, and the contralateral relationship consists of the DF pattern and the CL pattern. The DF-CL(More)