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Equine chorionic gonadotropin increases fertility of grazing dairy cows that receive fixed-time artificial insemination in the early but not later postpartum period

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Prata, Alexandre B. ; Pontes, Guilherme C. S. ; Monteiro, Jr., Pedro Leopoldo J. ; Drum, Jessica N. ; Wiltbank, Milo C. ; Sartori, Roberto
Total Authors: 6
Document type: Journal article
Source: Theriogenology; v. 98, p. 36-40, AUG 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 4

This study evaluated effects of equine chorionic gonadotropin (eCG) on fertility of 679 crossbred (Bos taurus x Bos indicus) lactating grazing cows synchronized for fixed-time AI (FTAI). At a random day of the estrous cycle cows received an intravaginal progesterone (P4) implant, 2 mg estradiol benzoate (EB) and 100 mu g gonadorelin (DO-AM). On D7-AM, cows received 0.5 mg sodium cloprostenol and were randomly assigned into two treatments: eCG (n = 340; 400 IU eCG on D7), or Control (n = 339; no eCG). On D8-PM, P4 implants were removed and cows received 0.5 mg sodium cloprostenol and 1 mg EB. Insemination was performed on D10-AM. Pregnancy was diagnosed 30 and 60 d after AI. Treatment with eCG tended to increase pregnancy per AI (P/AI) compared to Control at 30 (37.8 vs. 30.2%; P = 0.06) and 60 (31.9 vs. 25.1%; P = 0.08) d. Pregnancy loss and twinning did not differ between groups. Treatment with eCG increased (P < 0.05) P/AI at 30 (39.0 vs. 25.2%) and 60 (32.8 vs. 21.3%) d for cows inseminated at <= 70 d in milk (DIM) but had no effect in cows receiving AI after 70 DIM. Thus, eCG on D7 of a FTAI protocol increased fertility of crossbred dairy cows inseminated in the early postpartum period. (C) 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/26956-3 - Physiological, endocrine and molecular responses to protocols for artificial insemination stimulated with chorionic gonadotropins
Grantee:Alexandre Barbieri Prata
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate