The importance of prolactin for initiation of lactation in the pregnant ewe.

Abstract

A single injection of ergocryptine (0.5 mg/kg liveweight) given to ewes 0.5-20 days prepartum or two injections (0.5 mg/kg liveweight per injection) given c. 30 and 10 days prepartum reduced concentrations of plasma prolactin to negligible (less than 5 ng/ml) values for 4 weeks after parturition, but did not affect concentrations of growth hormone and… (More)

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