Anovulation in postpartum suckled beef cows. I. Associations among size and numbers of ovarian follicles, uterine involution, and hormones in serum and follicular fluid.

Abstract

Changes in sizes and numbers of ovarian antral follicles, uterine size and weight, serum hormones, and frequency and duration of suckling were examined during the postpartum anovulatory period in primiparous, suckled beef cows. Twenty-one anovulatory, suckled cows (n = 4 to 6/d) were slaughtered on d 7, 14, 28 and 42 to 56 after parturition. In addition, a… (More)

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