Mohammad Vojgani

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A total of 810 dairy cattle were blood sampled and used to evaluate serological screening for Neospora caninum infection in dairy cattle herds in Mashhad (Khorasan province, Iran). In 4 herds, of the 810 cattle, 123 (15.18%) were seropositive by IFA Test (VMRD Inc., Pullman, WA 99163, USA) with titer 1:200 and range of prevalence per herd from 9.92 to(More)
BACKGROUND Fasting during the month of Ramadan is one of the essential religious practices of Muslims. The aim of this study was to evaluate opsonisation, phagocytosis, and nitroblue tetrazolium (NBT) reduction by white blood cells in normal, healthy, male subjects under non-fasting (before Ramadan) and fasting (after Ramadan) conditions. METHODS In this(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of Ramadan fasting on neutrophil's respiratory burst and circulating immune complex (CIC) level. METHODS The effects of Ramadan fasting on neutrophil's respiratory burst and CIC was studied in 21 normal young fasting Muslim individuals using standardized chemiluminescence and poly ethylene(More)
Ovarian reserve has been suggested as an important contributing factor of reproductive success in bovine. Size of ovarian reserve is determined during fetal period and it could be altered by environmental factors, with which the dam is exposed. Maternal heat stress could impair placental function and fetal development; however, there is limited information(More)
The serum levels of four important and well characterized inflammatory chemokines including MCP-1/CCL2, RANTES/CCL5, IL-8/CXCL8 and Fractalkine/CX3CL1 were evaluated in sulfur mustard (SM) exposed Iranian population 20 years after exposure. In this historical cohort study 372 SM exposed participants from Sardasht, and 128 unexposed participants as controls(More)
Injection of eCG on Day 6 postpartum could enhance early resumption of ovarian activity in Holstein dairy cows. The present study was conducted to investigate the effects of eCG treatment on Day 6 postpartum on reproductive performance of Holstein dairy cows. Holstein dairy cows (n=420) were randomly assigned to two groups. Cows in eCG-treated group (n=220)(More)
BACKGROUND Fasting during Ramadan represent one of the five pillars of the Islamic religion. So it is important to know the effect of this kind of fasting on people's life especially on their health. The purpose of this study was to show the effect of fasting during Ramadan on circulating immune complex (CIC) level and immune system. METHODS The CIC(More)
Various factors including synchronization treatments have been reported to influence sex ratio of offspring in cattle. The present study was conducted to investigate the effect of treatment with Presynch-Ovsynch protocol on sex ratio of offspring in Holstein dairy cows. Healthy Holstein cows (N = 1102) were randomly assigned to Presynch-Ovsynch (N = 564) or(More)
Thyroid disease and asthma, both being common conditions, occasionally occur simultaneously. The aim of the present study was to determine the effects of experimental thyroid dysfunction on the reactivity of isolated trachea. Male, adult guinea pigs were placed into three groups of euthyroid (EUT), hyperthyroid (HRT) and hypothyroid animals (HOT). HOT was(More)
Dissimilar distribution of male and female calves within left and right uterine horns has been observed in beef cows. A retrospective study was conducted to investigate the effect of side of pregnancy on secondary sex ratio in Holstein dairy cows. Data associated with sex of calves, side of pregnancy, sire, dam, parity number of dam, AI technician, season(More)