Relationship between the side of pregnancy and side of subsequent ovarian activity during the early postpartum period in lactating dairy cows

@inproceedings{Kusaka2018RelationshipBT,
  title={Relationship between the side of pregnancy and side of subsequent ovarian activity during the early postpartum period in lactating dairy cows},
  author={Hiromi Kusaka and Hiroshi Miura and Motohiro Kikuchi and Minoru Sakaguchi},
  booktitle={The Journal of reproduction and development},
  year={2018}
}
After parturition, the ovary ipsilateral to the side of previous pregnancy exhibits lower functional activity than that exhibited by the contralateral ovary. The local inhibitory effects of the corpus luteum of the previous pregnancy, and/or the presence of a previous gravid uterine horn, may induce the ipsilateral suppression of folliculogenesis. We examined the influence of the side of previous pregnancy on ovulation and folliculogenesis, until completion of the third postpartum ovulation… CONTINUE READING