Nancy R Rohrbach

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Two studies were performed to determine effects of prostaglandin F2alpha (PGF2alpha) on continued development of pre-compacted (in vitro-produced) and compacted (in vivo-derived) bovine embryos. In Experiment 1, pre-compacted embryos were placed in KSOM media supplemented with polyvinyl alcohol (0.3%) and assigned to the following treatments: (1) control;(More)
The objective of the study was to determine if experimentally induced clinical mastitis before ovulation resulted in alterations of endocrine function, follicular growth, or ovulation. On d 8 (estrus = d 0), cows were challenged (TRT; n = 19) with Streptococcus uberis or were not challenged (control; n = 14). Forty-eight hours after induction of luteal(More)
Elevated uterine luminal concentrations of prostaglandin F(2alpha) (PGF(2alpha)) have been negatively associated with embryo quality and pregnancy rates. Two studies were performed in cows to determine PGF(2alpha) release from uterine endometrium following embryo transfer and to investigate administration of flunixin meglumine (FM), a prostaglandin(More)
Sixteen yearling bulls were utilized to investigate administration of ergotamine tartrate on semen parameters, fertilization, and endocrinology. Bulls were allotted to a control diet of cracked corn, corn silage, and soybean meal (CON, n = 8) or a diet supplemented daily with 40 microg/kg body weight of ergotamine tartrate (ET, n = 8). Blood samples,(More)
During a 2-year study, yearling beef bulls were used to determine the effects of grazing on endophyte-infected tall fescue on endocrine profiles, semen quality and fertilisation potential. Bulls were allotted to graze tall fescue pastures infected with Neotyphodium coenophialum (E+; n = 20 per year) or Jesup/MaxQ (Pennington Seed, Atlanta, GA, USA; NTE; n =(More)
The objective was to examine effects of elevated prostaglandin F2alpha (PGF) on embryo development in cows supplemented with exogenous progestogen. Cows were artificially inseminated at estrus (Day 0) and a synthetic progestogen supplemented in the feed from Days 3 to 8. Cows were allotted randomly to receive either 15 mg PGF (TRT) or saline (CON) at 06:00,(More)
Two experiments were performed to determine whether administration of ergotamine tartrate altered embryo development (Exp. 1) and uterine competency to establish pregnancy (Exp. 2) in beef cattle. Animals were fed daily either 0 (CON) or 40 mug/kg body weight of ergotamine tartrate (ERGOT). Following a 30-d period on respective diets, animals in Exp. 1 were(More)
The objective was to examine growth of the ovulatory follicle after FSH (Folltropin-V; Bioniche Animal Health, Belleville, Ontario, Canada) was given at the onset of induced luteolysis during a synchronization of ovulation protocol. Using GnRH or hCG for inducing ovulation enabled assessing ovulatory follicle responsiveness to an endogenous versus exogenous(More)
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