Changes in plasma progesterone concentrations from days 17 to 42 of gestation in mares maintaining or losing pregnancy.

Abstract

Plasma progesterone concentrations were measured in 179 mares bled on alternate days commencing with a positive pregnancy diagnosis on Days 17 to 18 after ovulation and concluding on Days 42 to 45. During this period 17 mares (10 per cent) lost their pregnancies, 11 before Day 25. In 15 mares the timing of the pregnancy loss could be determined with adequate accuracy; in only one did a decline in progesterone precede the loss. Thus pregnancy loss between Days 17 and 42 was rarely caused by a fall in plasma progesterone.

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@article{Irvine1990ChangesIP, title={Changes in plasma progesterone concentrations from days 17 to 42 of gestation in mares maintaining or losing pregnancy.}, author={Clifford H G Irvine and P M Sutton and Julie E Turner and P E Mennick}, journal={Equine veterinary journal}, year={1990}, volume={22 2}, pages={104-6} }