Concentrations of progesterone and luteinizing hormone in the serum of diestrous bitches before and after hysterectomy.

Abstract

Blood was collected from 6 adult bitches (3 pregnant and 3 nonpregnant) daily for 59 days after the onset of diestrus, and serum progesterone concentrations were determined. The bitches were hysterectomized at various times during diestrus [diestrus day (DD) 5, 15, or 25] to determine whether the uterus has a role in maintaining luteal function in the… (More)

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