Document Type

Article

Journal Title

Revista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Perú

Publication Date

7-2003

Volume

14

Abstract

The effect of GnRH administered around the time of maternal recognition of prenancy on the embryonic survival rate was studied. This study used 67 adult female alpacas sexually receptive to the male, and bearing a preovulatory follicle ≥ 7mm, detected by rectal ultrasonography. Animals were distributed in three groups: Go (n=23) as control; G1 (n=22) received 6 µg GnRH on day 4 after ovulation; and G2 (n=22) received 4 µg GnRH on days 8 and 9 after ovulation. The ocurrence of ovulation was confirmed through the detection of a corpus luteum (CL) on day 5 after ovulation. Fertilization and gestation viability were monitored by CL development, structural changes of the uterine horns and presence of the embryonic vesicle on days 12, 18, 25 and 30 after ovulation, using rectal ultrasonography. The female sexual receptivity to the male was simultaneously evaluated. The number of females that ovulate was 20, 22 and 21 in G0, G1, and G2, respectively, and was presumed that conception has occurred. However, on day 12 the embryo survival rate was 90.5% in G1, 75.0% in G0, and 76.2% en G2. . These differences were statistically different.

ISSN

1609-9117

Comments

Effect of GnRH in the process of maternal recognition of pregnancy on embryonic survival in alpacas.

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