Ovulation rate and the concentrations of gonadotrophic and metabolic hormones in ewes fed lupin grain.

@article{Downing1995OvulationRA,
  title={Ovulation rate and the concentrations of gonadotrophic and metabolic hormones in ewes fed lupin grain.},
  author={Jeff A Downing and Jean J. Joss and Paul Patrick Connell and Rex John Scaramuzzi},
  journal={Journal of reproduction and fertility},
  year={1995},
  volume={103 1},
  pages={137-45}
}
An experiment in which a lupin grain supplement was fed to ewes (n = 11) over days 2-13 of the oestrous cycle was carried out. A group of 12 ewes was used as a control and not fed the supplement. Plasma concentrations of LH and GH (20 min intervals) and FSH, insulin and prolactin (hourly intervals) were determined in plasma samples collected every 20 min over 24 h on day 11 of the oestrous cycle. The changes were related to increases in ovulation rate. Ovulation rate was increased (2.5 +/- 0.2… CONTINUE READING