This study was designed to compare the reproductive response to timed AI of lactating dairy cows with cystic ovarian follicles treated with GnRH or hCG to synchronize ovulation. The effectiveness of treatment during the warm or cool period of the year was also compared. Cows were given 12 μg GnRH-agonist i.m. on day 0 of the protocol, 15 mg PGF2α i.m. on day 7, and either GnRH-agonist (GPG treatment) or 3000 IU hCG i.m. (GPH treatment) on day 9, followed by timed AI. The cows were randomly chronologically assigned to GPG (n = 130) or GPH (n = 136) group. All cows were inseminated at fixed time 16-22 h after the end of treatment. During the warm period the pregnancy rate to first AI was 12% (7/60) and 21% (14/68) for the GPG and GPH groups, respectively, there being no significant differences between groups; the cumulative pregnancy rate was 22% (13/60) and 21% (14/68) for the GPG and GPH groups, respectively, again with no significant intergroup differences. During the cool period pregnancy rate to first AI was not different between groups: 29% (20/70) for GPG and 32% (22/68) for GPH, respectively; whereas the cumulative pregnancy rate was significantly higher (P < 0.05) for the GPH groups than for the GPG group: 56% (39/70) and 78% (53/68), respectively. These findings indicate that during the warm period, the pregnancy rates of the cystic cows were similar whether they received GPG or GPH treatment, during the cool period, there is a beneficial effect to use hCG at day 9 of the ovsynch protocol compared GnRH on cumulative pregnancy rate

Effect of season on luteal activity during the postpartum period of dairy cows in temperate areas / DE RENSIS, Fabio; LOPEZ GATIUS, T; Capelli, E; Molina, E; Techakumphu, M; Scaramuzzi, Rj. - In: ANIMAL. - ISSN 1751-7311. - 2(2008), pp. 554-559.

Effect of season on luteal activity during the postpartum period of dairy cows in temperate areas.

DE RENSIS, Fabio
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2008

Abstract

This study was designed to compare the reproductive response to timed AI of lactating dairy cows with cystic ovarian follicles treated with GnRH or hCG to synchronize ovulation. The effectiveness of treatment during the warm or cool period of the year was also compared. Cows were given 12 μg GnRH-agonist i.m. on day 0 of the protocol, 15 mg PGF2α i.m. on day 7, and either GnRH-agonist (GPG treatment) or 3000 IU hCG i.m. (GPH treatment) on day 9, followed by timed AI. The cows were randomly chronologically assigned to GPG (n = 130) or GPH (n = 136) group. All cows were inseminated at fixed time 16-22 h after the end of treatment. During the warm period the pregnancy rate to first AI was 12% (7/60) and 21% (14/68) for the GPG and GPH groups, respectively, there being no significant differences between groups; the cumulative pregnancy rate was 22% (13/60) and 21% (14/68) for the GPG and GPH groups, respectively, again with no significant intergroup differences. During the cool period pregnancy rate to first AI was not different between groups: 29% (20/70) for GPG and 32% (22/68) for GPH, respectively; whereas the cumulative pregnancy rate was significantly higher (P < 0.05) for the GPH groups than for the GPG group: 56% (39/70) and 78% (53/68), respectively. These findings indicate that during the warm period, the pregnancy rates of the cystic cows were similar whether they received GPG or GPH treatment, during the cool period, there is a beneficial effect to use hCG at day 9 of the ovsynch protocol compared GnRH on cumulative pregnancy rate
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