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The structure of oocytes aspirated from the dominant and its subordinate follicles was investigated from the achievement of follicular dominance to ovulation. Ovulation was induced in 18 heifers and 5 cows by injection of cloprostenol at days 8-14 (day 0 = day of ovulation), and follicular development was monitored by ultrasonography. The animals were(More)
To date, there appear to have been no detailed and clear descriptions of the nerve plexuses and their subdivisions in the intestine of cattle. In this study, the enteric nervous system in the jejunum and ileum of 12 1-y-old calves was examined using neurofilament protein and vasoactive intestinal peptide immunohistochemistry in wholemounts and paraffin(More)
The enteric nervous system in the small intestine of cattle during Schistosoma bovis infection was studied by histological stains and immunohistochemical methods. Lesions due to migration of schistosoma eggs were located mainly in the mucous and the submucous layer overlaying the submucous vascular arcades. Granulomas destroyed ganglia, neurons, nerves(More)
In order to elucidate the organization of the enteric nervous system in the mucous plexus, wholemounts from six intestinal regions in six pigs were studied by vasoactive intestinal peptide, substance P, nitric oxide synthase and neurofilament proteins immunohistochemistry. The mucous plexus of both large and small intestine contained ganglia and isolated(More)
The objective of the study was to investigate the light and ultrastructural morphology of dominant and subordinate oocytes from zebu (Bos indicus) cattle. Healthy cycling animals, which had a well-developed corpus luteum as judged by rectal palpation, were administered cloprostenol to induce luteolysis and therefore ovulation. The animals were slaughtered(More)
A highly variable yield of viable embryos in superovulated cattle is a major hindrance to the embryo transfer industry. To trace the cause of this problem, investigations were carried out on the intrafollicular steroids and structure of oocytes originating from follicles of follicular stimulating hormone (FSH)-stimulated (superovulated) and unstimulated(More)
Uncommon and controversial structures in cattle oocytes were studied in dominant and subordinate follicles of unstimulated Bos taurus and zebu (Bos indicus), and in FSH-stimulated B. taurus cattle, before or after administration of cloprostenol. Growing oocytes were very rare in follicles more than or equal to 5 mm in diameter. For the first time, special(More)
Dairy (Bos taurus) heifers and cows (n = 40) in a tropical environment were treated during mid-luteal phase using either SUPER-OV(R) or OVAGEN to induce superovulatory response after synchronization of the superovulatory estrus with a synthetic progestagen and cloprostenol (PG). Estrous cattle were inseminated twice using frozen-thawed semen, and embryos(More)
1. The aim was to analyse the in vivo variations with time of prorenin and active renin and their relationship to steroid hormones in ovarian follicular fluid during follicular growth in heifers. 2. Thirty one beef heifers were assigned to two groups after oestrous synchronization: an unstimulated and a follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)-treated(More)
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