The effects of a single injection of porcine FSH (pFSH) administered in long acting vehicle on-the superovulatory response of milk (Sarda breed) sheep were determined during the anestrous season. The sheep (n=42), synchronized with intravaginal sponges (40 mg fluorogestone acetate -FGA- for 14 d) were submitted 24 h before sponge removal to three different supervulatory treatments. Group 1 (n=16) was treated with a single intramuscular (im) injection of 16 mg of pFHS dissolved is 30 % polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP); Group 2 (n=12) was injected im with 6, 5, 3 and 2 mg of pFSH every 12 h over 2 d; Group 3 (n=14) was given 800 TU of PMSG and 12 mg of pFSH. AU sheep were mated with a fertile ram. Embryos were recovered surgically at Day 7 of sponge removal and graded for the quality according to their morphology. The percentage of good quality embryos recovered was 84% in Group 1, 68% in Group 2 and 77% in Group 3. Data for the onset of estrus, number of corpora lutea (CL), number of unovulated follicles, embryo recovery rate, embryo quality and fertilization rate were recorded for the 3 groups. The onset of estrus, number of CL, number of unovulated follicles, fertilization rate and number of good quality embryos did not differ significantly among the 3 groups. The embryo recovery rate was significantly lower in the group treated with PMSG-FSH (Group 3) than in the 2 other groups. It is concluded that during the anestrous season a single injection im of pFSH results on average in a supervulatory response as good as the more traditional treatments like multiple injections of pFSH and PMSG-pFSH combined.
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|Titolo:||SUPEROVULATORY RESPONSE AND QUALITY OF EMBRYOS RECOVERED FROM ANESTRUS EWES AFTER A SINGLE INJECTION OF PORCINE FSH DISSOLVED IN POLYVINYLPYRROLIDONE|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1994|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|