The influence of the ovulation rate on ultrasonically determined ovine corpus luteum morphometry and progesterone concentrations in cyclic and early pregnant sheep.

@article{Kaulfuss2003TheIO,
  title={The influence of the ovulation rate on ultrasonically determined ovine corpus luteum morphometry and progesterone concentrations in cyclic and early pregnant sheep.},
  author={K. H. Kaulfuss and Sandra E. Moritz and Elke Giucci},
  journal={DTW. Deutsche tierarztliche Wochenschrift},
  year={2003},
  volume={110 6},
  pages={
          249-54
        }
}
The objective of the present study was to describe morphology and function of the Corpora lutea (CL) during the oestrous cycle and early pregnancy in sheep with different ovulation rates. In total 40 Booroola. Mutton Merino crosses [heterozygous carriers (FecBFec+) and non-carriers (Fec+Fec+) of the Booroola-fecundity gene (FecB)] with ovulation rates 1 to 4 were examined. During the oestrous cycle (n = 20) and the first month of pregnancy (n = 20) blood samples were taken daily… CONTINUE READING