José M. Bolanos

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This study investigated the relationship between resumption of ovarian activity and body condition in a herd of 20 zebu cows in the humid tropics. Blood chemistry profiles to monitor nutritional status were also evaluated. Plasma progesterone was used to determine ovarian activity. During the study, which lasted 18 weekspost partum, 7 of the animals resumed(More)
Plasma levels of the prostaglandin F2 alpha metabolite (15-ketodihydroprostaglandin F2 alpha) were determined by radioimmunoassay in 26 postpartum multiparous Brahman cows. Variation in the concentrations of the metabolite was high among animals. 15-Ketodihydro-PGF2 alpha concentrations on day 0, 5, 10, 15 and 20 postpartum ranged from 402 to > or = 1000,(More)
Four zebu cows were bilaterally ovariectomized through lateral laparotomy. Three months after ovariectomy, blood samples were collected by jugular venipuncture daily for 5 consecutive days prior to a single injection of ACTH to establish baseline concentrations of cortisol and progesterone. Baseline concentrations of cortisol and progesterone were 31 +/- 5(More)
Suckled postpartum Zebu (Bos indicus) cows were exposed either to estrous females alone or together with bulls to determine if this regimen would stimulate the resumption of ovarian activity. The study was carried out on 60 Zebu cows. The animals were allocated at parturition to 1 of 3 treatment groups. Group FB cows (n = 14) were exposed to progestogen(More)
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