Peripartal hormonal changes in Alpine goats: a comparison between physiological and pathological parturition.

@article{Probo2011PeripartalHC,
  title={Peripartal hormonal changes in Alpine goats: a comparison between physiological and pathological parturition.},
  author={Monica Probo and Fausto Cairoli and Hans Kindahl and Massimo Faustini and Giovanna Galeati and Maria Cristina Veronesi},
  journal={Reproduction in domestic animals = Zuchthygiene},
  year={2011},
  volume={46 6},
  pages={1004-10}
}
In this study, 31 pregnant Alpine does were used to investigate the peripartal plasma profiles of progesterone, estradiol-17β, 15-ketodihydro-PGF(2α) and cortisol, assessing differences between goats with physiological and pathological parturition. The goats were observed around the time of parturition; all peripartum abnormalities were recorded, and veterinary assistance was provided if necessary. Blood samples were collected every 12 h from 7 days before to 7 days after delivery, and plasma… CONTINUE READING