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Twenty-five 2-3-year-old cycling does weighing 17-25 kg were obtained from semi-nomadic farmers and managed under controlled conditions while simulating the traditional management system. Oestrus was synchronized using progestogen impregnated vaginal pessaries. Blood samples were collected daily for progesterone assay from the day of pessary withdrawal up(More)
Testosterone was measured by radioimmunoassay in blood samples collected hourly over 10 h from two adult buffalo bulls in April, May, August and December. The basal concentrations were below 0.2 ng/ml while peak concentrations ranged from 0.35 to 1.65 ng/ml, with not more than one complete peak occurring during a 10 h period. Both bulls had similar(More)
Blood samples were collected from 84 buffalo cows 21 days after fixed time artificial insemination following oestrus synchronisation and cloprostenol. Progesterone concentration in plasma was determined by radioimmunoassay. The animals were examined for pregnancy by rectal palpation 60 to 90 days after insemination. Forty-two animals were predicted pregnant(More)
Fifty-seven cycling buffalo cows of the river type were treated with two doses of 0.5 mg cloprostenol intramuscularly given 11 days apart. Each animal was inseminated twice at 72 and 96 hours after the second injection of cloprostenol. The first service conception rate diagnosed by rectal palpation at 90 days was 38.6 per cent. At the time of insemination(More)
The concentration of FSH and LH in peripheral plasma was studied in sheep from 8 h before to 17.5 h after injection (i.v.) with antisera to the steroids androstenedione, oestradiol, oestrone and testosterone. The fitted mean concentration of LH increases after all treatments and the increase was associated with a higher frequency of LH pulses. The greater(More)
Karyotypes were prepared for ten Rahaji bulls using cultured peripheral blood lymphocytes. C-banded metaphases were prepared to identify the sex chromosomes and possible translocations. Out of the ten bulls, studied one bull had a 2n number of 59 chromosomes and carried a Robertsonian translocation. The possible importance of the Robertsonian translocation(More)
Cloprostenol, a prostaglandin analogue, was administered intramuscularly to a total of 35 cycling buffalo cows and heifers in two doses, each of 0.5 mg, given 11 days apart. Out of five cows and 12 heifers subjected to observations after the second injection of cloprostenol (day 0), all except one heifer responded. Signs of oestrus were most marked on days(More)