Values of 13,14-Dihydro-15-Keto-PGF(2 alpha), Progesterone and Oestradiol After Injection of Prostaglandin at Different Periods of Buffalo Puerperium

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Camargos, Aline Sousa [UNESP]
Oba, Eunice [UNESP]
Ramos, Alcides Amorim [UNESP]
Ferreira, João Carlos Pinheiro [UNESP]
Souza, Diego Gouvea [UNESP]
Jorge, Andre Mendes [UNESP]
Carvalho, Nelcio Tonizza

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Int Buffalo Information Ctr


Knowledge of the effectiveness of prostaglandins in uterine involution process led to the development of protocols with its analogues in postpartum period. However, this hormone mechanism of action is not yet fully elucidated. Thus, the objective of this study was to verify if chloprostenol administration, at early or intermediary puerperium, can induce changes on progesterone, PGFM and oestradiol plasma concentrations. 30 Murrah postpartum buffaloes were randomly divided into three groups: CONT (saline, n = 10); CLO2 (chloprostenol at days 2 and 5 postpartum, n = 10) and; CLO15 (chloprostenol at days 15 and 20 postpartum, n = 10). Blood samples were collected from jugular vein to measure progesterone, PGFM and oestradiol plasma concentrations at days 2, 7, 14, 21 and 28 postpartum. CLO2 group presented lower progesterone and PGFM plasma concentrations in relation to CONT and CLO15 groups (0.23 +/- 0.00 and 0.32 +/- 0.11, 0.19 +/- 0.00 and 0.23 +/- 0.11, 0.23 +/- 0.00 and 0.30 +/- 0.19, for groups CONT, CLO2 and CLO15, respectively; P < 0.05). There was no significant difference in oestradiol plasma concentration between experimental groups (P > 0.05). Prostaglandin synthetic analogue administration induced hormonal changes in postpartum buffaloes, which can partially explain its positive effect under reproductive function of this specie.



PGFM, postpartum buffalo, enzymeimunoassay, radioimmunoassay

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Buffalo Bulletin. Bangkok: Int Buffalo Information Ctr, v. 32, p. 593-595, 2013.