AN ABSTRACT OF THE THESIS OF Elizabeth M. Paslay for the degree of Master of Science in Animal Science presented on July 17, 2002. Title: Factors Affecting Luteal Oxytocin Synthesis and/or Secretion by the Ovine and Bovine Corpus Luteum


approved Fredrick Stormshak Experiments were conducted to determine whether endogenous progesterone regulates synthesis and/or secretion of luteal oxytocin (OT). In experiment 1, mature ewes (n=5 per group) were assigned randomly to control or mifepristone (RU 486) treatment groups. Ewes were injected twice daily s.c. with vehicle or 10 mg RU 486 from days… (More)

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