EFFECTS OF PROGESTAGEN, PMSG AND ARTIFICIAL-INSEMINATION TIME ON FERTILITY AND PROLIFICACY IN CORRIEDALE EWES

Citation
Je. Romano et al., EFFECTS OF PROGESTAGEN, PMSG AND ARTIFICIAL-INSEMINATION TIME ON FERTILITY AND PROLIFICACY IN CORRIEDALE EWES, Small ruminant research, 23(2-3), 1997, pp. 157-162
Citations number
31
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Agriculture Dairy & AnumalScience
Journal title
ISSN journal
0921-4488
Volume
23
Issue
2-3
Year of publication
1997
Pages
157 - 162
Database
ISI
SICI code
0921-4488(1997)23:2-3<157:EOPPAA>2.0.ZU;2-0
Abstract
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of two progest agens, two doses of pregnant mare serum gonadotropin (PMSG) and two di fferent instances of Al on fertility and prolificacy in Corriedale ewe s during the breeding season. For the experiment, 120 ewes were divide d at random into an experimental design of 2 x 2 x 2 factorial with 15 females in each group. The two progestagens were medroxyprogesterone acetate (MAP, 60 mg) or fluorgestone acetate (FGA, 30 mg), administere d via intravaginal sponges. PMSG at a dose of 250IU or sterile saline solution was used and two periods when artificial insemination was car ried out, 48 or 60 h after sponge removal. Each ewe was inseminated in the external os of the first cervical fold with one dose of refrigera ted semen containing 500 million spermatozoa in straws. The fertility rates for MAP, FGA, PMSG, saline, and AI at 48 h and 60 h were 56.6%, 56.1%, 57.7%, 55.2%, 50.9% and 61.8%, respectively. The prolificacy ra tes for the same groups were 110%, 122%, 120%, 113%, 114% and 118%, re spectively. Insemination at 60 h seemed to improve the fertility (P < 0.05), The interactions progestagen x PMSG, progestagen x time, PMSG x time and progestagen x PMSG x time did not show differences in fertil ity and prolificacy among groups (P > 0.05).