Effect of estradiol and progesterone on udder growth in goats in vivo and lipid synthesis in goat mammary tissue in vitro.

Abstract

The effect of estradiol-17beta (E) and progesterone (P) and E, P and deprenon (D; an inhibitor of prolactin secretion) treatment on udder growth, colostrum-like formation and on the induction of lipid synthesis in mammary organ culture were studied. Administration of E and P for 8-14 days induced udder growth and colostrum formation. Intensive mammary… (More)

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