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Two experiments were conducted to examine the effects of semen fractionation and dilution ratio on motility parameters of stallion spermatozoa. In Experiment 1, three ejaculates from each of three stallions were divided into sperm-rich (SR) and sperm-poor (SP) fractions to determine the difference in sperm concentration. Mean sperm concentration in SR(More)
In the present study, we describe the effects of medium composition in primary cultures of rat hepatocytes on the expression of two major constituent female-dependent CYP isoforms, CYP2C12 and CYP2A1. When female rat hepatocytes were cultured with the serum-free medium HepatoZYME, currently used to attain long-term maintenance of hepatocyte phenotypic(More)
Intravenous glucose tolerance testing (0.5 g/kg of body weight) was done on 2 groups of healthy horses maintained with hay (group 1, n = 5) and with hay plus grain supplementation (group 2, n = 5) and on a group of horses with clinically diagnosed pituitary adenoma (group 3, n = 10). Healthy horses showed an immediate increase of plasma glucose(More)
A 16 h daily photoperiod hastened the onset of the ovulatory season (first ovulation); gonadotrophin and follicular changes prior to the onset were similar in intact light-treated and control mares. A preovulatory decline in FSH concentrations before the onset of the ovulatory season preceded the decrease in number of follicles (15--25 mm) and the rise in(More)
A case of an unusual congenital intramedullary tumor of the spinal cord is reported. A paraplegic 11-day-old boy with hypotonia and atrophy of the abdominal and lower-extremity muscles showed a complete myelographic block between T-5 and T-8. Surgical exploration disclosed an elongated tumor mass within the spinal cord, that blended with the surrounding(More)
Sexual behavior dysfunction unaccompanied by detectable physical or endocrine abnormality is an important cause of reproductive failure among domestic stallions. Several authors have suggested that such dysfunction may be psychogenic, related to negative experience associated with intense handling and training. An experimental model of experience-related(More)
Two experiments were conducted to examine the effects of cooling rate and storage temperature on motility parameters of stallion spermatozoa. In Experiment 1, specific cooling rates to be used in Experiment 2 were established. In Experiment 2, three ejaculates from each of two stallions were diluted to 25 x 10(6) sperm/ml with 37 degrees C nonfat dry skim(More)
The uteri of five mares were removed and endometrial samples were procured from 12 specific locations in the uteri and the samples were processed and duplicate sections were stained with hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) or Masson's trichrome stains. The samples were interpreted in a blind manner by one person, and pathologic changes were classified according to(More)