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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043377/short-term-supplementation-with-maize-increases-ovulation-rate-in-goats-when-dietary-metabolizable-energy-provides-requirements-for-both-maintenance-and-1-5-times-maintenance
#1
Daniel M Nogueira, Ahmad Eshtaeba, John Cavalieri, Lee A Fitzpatrick, Bruce Gummow, Dominique Blache, Anthony J Parker
This study aimed to evaluate ovarian follicular dynamics in goats submitted to synchronization of estrus and supplemented with diets that differed in the metabolizable energy source and amount of energy. The experiment was carried out using 42 does allocated into three treatments, fed for 9 days with a ration providing 1.0 times maintenance containing maize (1 MM, n = 14) or without maize (1 M, n = 14) or a ration providing 1.5 times maintenance containing maize (1.5 MM, n = 14). Estrus was synchronized with two injections of cloprostenol given 7 days apart...
February 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043376/disorders-in-barrier-protein-mrna-expression-and-placenta-secretory-activity-under-the-influence-of-polychlorinated-biphenyls-in%C3%A2-vitro
#2
A Wojciechowska, J Mlynarczuk, J Kotwica
Pregnancy disorders are often correlated with the presence of organic pollutants in the tissues of living bodies. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects (over 24 and 48 hours) of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) 153, 126, and 77 at doses of 1, 10, and 100 ng/mL on barrier function and secretory activity in cow placentome sections collected during the second trimester of pregnancy. None of the PCBs affected the viability of the sections (P > 0.05). Polychlorinated biphenyl 153 decreased (P < 0...
February 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043375/comparative-dynamics-of-5-methylcytosine-reprogramming-and-tet-family-expression-during-preimplantation-mammalian-development-in-mouse-and-sheep
#3
F Jafarpour, S M Hosseini, S Ostadhosseini, H Abbasi, A Dalman, M H Nasr-Esfahani
Despite previous assumption that paternal active DNA demethylation is an evolutionary conserved phenomenon in mammals, emerging studies in other species, particularly sheep, do not support this issue. Recently, ten eleven translocation (TET) enzymes have been suggested as intermediates in genome-wide DNA demethylation through the iterative conversion of five methylcytosine (5mC) into 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC)/5-formylcytosine/5-carboxylcytosine (5caC) derivatives. This study investigated whether TET enzymes and 5mC derivatives are also involved in dynamic reprogramming of early sheep embryos derived by fertilization...
February 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043374/the-relationships-between-body-fatness-leptin-testosterone-and-reproductive-performance-in-ram-lambs-as-affected-by-level-and-frequency-of-feeding
#4
Ayman Abdel-Aziz Swelum, Moez Ayadi, Ibrahim Alhidary, Abdullah Alowaimer, Mohamed Abouheif
This study was carried out using 24 Najdi ram lambs of approximately 6.5 months old to evaluate the effects of feed restriction and frequency of feeding on hormone concentrations of leptin and testosterone, sexual behavior, and semen traits. Ram lambs were allotted equally into three feeding groups. The first group was used as a control and fed ad libitum. The second and third groups were restricted fed at 0.85 ad libitum and fed either once (R1M) or twice daily (R2M). Sexual behavior and semen evaluation were assessed during the sixth, seventh, and eighth weeks of the study...
February 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043373/comparison-of-fertility-following-use-of-one-versus-two-intravaginal-progesterone-inserts-in-dairy-cows-without-a-cl-during-a-synchronization-protocol-before-timed-ai-or-timed-embryo-transfer
#5
M H C Pereira, C P Sanches, T G Guida, M C Wiltbank, J L M Vasconcelos
The objective was to evaluate the effect of increased progesterone (P4) during preovulatory follicle growth during timed AI (TAI) or timed embryo transfer (TET) protocols. Lactating dairy cows with no CL and low circulating P4 (≤1.0 ng/mL) were submitted to a protocol using one or two intravaginal P4 implants (controlled intravaginal releasing device [CIDRs]), and were bred to TAI or TET. The low P4 cows for this experiment were identified on nine farms, four utilized TAI (n = 326 of 1160 cows examined), and five utilized TET (n = 445 of 1396)...
February 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043372/relationships-among-stallion-fertility-and-semen-traits-using-estimated-breeding-values-of-german-warmblood-stallions
#6
Maren Gottschalk, Harald Sieme, Gunilla Martinsson, Ottmar Distl
A high quality of stallion semen is of particular importance for maximum reproductive efficiency. In the present study, we estimated the relationships among estimated breeding values (EBVs) of semen traits and EBVs for the paternal component of the pregnancy rate per estrus cycle (EBV-PAT) for 100 German Warmblood stallions using correlation and general linear model analyses. The most highly correlated sperm quality trait was total number of progressively motile sperm (r = 0.36). EBV-PAT was considered in three classes with stallions 1 SD below (<80), around (80-120), and above (>120) the population mean of 100...
February 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043371/sperm-bound-antisperm-antibodies-prevent-capacitation-of-bovine-spermatozoa
#7
M S Ferrer, J Klabnik-Bradford, D E Anderson, A C Bullington, R A Palomares, L M J Miller, R Stawicki, M Miesner
It was hypothesized here that sperm-bound antisperm antibodies (ASAs) impair the ability of bovine spermatozoa to undergo capacitation, bind to the zona pellucida, and complete the acrosome reaction. The effect of ASA binding on these functions was evaluated in frozen/thawed spermatozoa from four bulls before and after induction of ASAs. Ejaculates were divided into ASA negative (<10% immunoglobulin [Ig]G- and IgA-bound spermatozoa) or ASA positive (≥20% IgG and/or IgA-bound spermatozoa). The percentage of capacitated (Merocyanine 540 positive) live spermatozoa in response to heparin was lower in ASA-positive than ASA-negative ejaculates (P < 0...
February 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043370/assessment-of-the-effect-of-adding-l-carnitine-and-or-resveratrol-to-maturation-medium-before-vitrification-on-in%C3%A2-vitro-matured-calf-oocytes
#8
José Felipe Sprícigo, Roser Morató, Núria Arcarons, Marc Yeste, Margot Alves Dode, Manuel López-Bejar, Teresa Mogas
Cryopreservation may lead bovine oocytes to undergo morphological changes and functional damage due to the high-lipid content in the cytoplasm and the formation of reactive oxygen species. Against this background, the present study aimed to improve the cryotolerance and developmental competence of prepubertal calf oocytes by adding L-carnitine (LC) and/or resveratrol (R) to the IVM medium, as the former is involved in lipid metabolism and both are able to scavenge reactive oxygen species. With this purpose, different quality and functional oocyte parameters, such as spindle and chromosome configuration, DNA integrity, caspase activity, and the profile of genes involved in lipid metabolism and oxidative stress were evaluated in IVM bovine oocytes before or after vitrification/warming...
February 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043369/impact-of-acute-metabolic-acidosis-on-the-acid-base-balance-in-follicular-fluid-and-blood-in-dairy-cattle
#9
E Indrova, R Dolezel, J Novakova-Mala, A Pechova, M Zavadilova, S Cech
Acid-base balance is one of the most vigorously regulated variables of the body, including genital organs. Subacute ruminal acidosis is a common disturbance in dairy cows that disturbs several biochemical indices in the blood, cerebrospinal fluid, and urine. The possible negative effects of metabolic acidosis on the follicular fluid (FF) composition and, subsequently, on oocyte quality, are not fully elucidated. This study aimed to evaluate the changes in acid-base balance (ABB) in FF and blood during acute metabolic acidosis in dairy heifers...
February 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043368/chicken-egg-yolk-plasma-in-tris-citric-acid-extender-improves-the-quality-and-fertility-of-cryopreserved-water-buffalo-bubalus-bubalis-spermatozoa
#10
S Aftab Hussain Shah, S Murtaza Hassan Andrabi, Hussain Ahmed, Irfan Zia Qureshi
This study was primarily designed to evaluate the effect of different concentrations of ultraviolet (UV)-C-irradiated chicken egg yolk plasma (EYP; v:v; 10%, P1; 15%, P2; 20%, P3) or 20% (v:v) of whole chicken egg yolk (WCEY) in tris-citric acid (TCA) extender on water buffalo sperm quality during cryopreservation (postdilution, PD; postequilibration, PE; post-thawing, PT). Also the effect of best evolved concentration of UV-C-irradiated EYP in extender on in vivo fertility of buffalo spermatozoa was evaluated...
February 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043367/effectiveness-of-intrauterine-treatment-with-cephapirin-in-dairy-cows-with-purulent-vaginal-discharge
#11
N Tison, E Bouchard, L DesCôteaux, R C Lefebvre
The objective of this study was to assess the efficacy of cephapirin intrauterine treatment preceding a timed artificial insemination protocol in lactating dairy cows with purulent vaginal discharges (PVDs). Holstein dairy cows (n = 1247) from 18 herds were enrolled in a controlled randomized clinical trial. At 34 days in milk (DIM; ±7 days), cows had a genital examination (transrectal palpation, vaginoscopy, and uterine bacteriology). They were randomly assigned to either the control group (CONT, no treatment) or the treatment group (CEPH) consisting of 1 intrauterine infusion of 500-mg cephapirin benzathine (RCL) (Metricure, Merck Animal Health, Montreal, Canada) regardless of the uterine health status...
February 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043366/semen-cryopreservation-and-radical-reduction-capacity-of-seminal-fluid-in-captive-african-lion-panthera-leo
#12
I Luther, U Jakop, I Lueders, A Tordiffe, C Franz, J Schiller, A Kotze, K Müller
Optimizing cryopreservation protocols for nondomestic felids contributes to the successful development of assisted reproduction techniques and genetic resource banking. In this study, we describe a simple cryopreservation procedure for African lion (Panthera leo) ejaculates, which was tested with different packaging options and different sperm numbers per dose. By applying urethral catheterization and electroejaculation, 17 ejaculates with greater than 20% motile and greater than 5% progressively motile sperm were collected...
February 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043365/cooled-storage-of-equine-semen-does-not-induce-major-changes-in-sperm-dna-methylation
#13
Rodrigo Arruda de Oliveira, Dragos Scarlet, Natascha Ille, Christine Aurich
A decrease in fertility of equine semen during cooled-storage so far has mainly been attributed to changes in sperm membrane function. In the present study we hypothesized that cooled-storage also changes the sperm DNA methylation level. For this purpose, semen was collected from 10 fertile stallions and processed for cooled-storage at 5 °C. Two final concentrations, 50 × 10(6) and 100 × 10(6) cells/mL, were used. Semen was analyzed for total motility, progressive motility, membrane integrity, phosphatidylserine translocation (PST), mitochondrial membrane potential and chromatin condensation, immediately after processing and at 24 h-intervals until 72 h of storage...
February 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043364/inhibition-of-peripubertal-sheep-mammary-gland-development-by-cysteamine-through-reducing-progesterone-and-growth-factor-production
#14
Yong Zhao, Yanni Feng, Hongfu Zhang, Xin Kou, Lan Li, Xinqi Liu, Pengfei Zhang, Liantao Cui, Meiqiang Chu, Wei Shen, Lingjiang Min
Cysteamine has been used for treating cystinosis for many years, and furthermore it has also been used as a therapeutic agent for different diseases including Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease (PD), nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, malaria, cancer, and others. Although cysteamine has many potential applications, its use may also be problematic. The effects of low doses of cysteamine on the reproductive system, especially the mammary glands are currently unknown. In the current investigation, low dose (10 mg/kg BW/day) of cysteamine did not affect sheep body weight gain or organ index of the liver, spleen, or heart; it did, however, increase the levels of blood lymphocytes, monocytes, and platelets...
February 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043363/time-dependent-changes-in-pregnancy-associated-glycoproteins-and-progesterone-in-commercial-crossbred-sheep
#15
J N Roberts, K J May, A Veiga-Lopez
The ruminant placenta functions as an endocrine and paracrine organ secreting proteins, growth factors, and steroid hormones, including pregnancy-associated glycoproteins (PAG), proteins with elusive function, which are readily detectable in maternal serum after placental attachment. In sheep, circulating progesterone beyond gestational Day 50 is predominantly of placental origin. The relationship among placental secreted factors, including progesterone, remains uncertain in sheep. The first aim of the study was to determine the relationship between gestational PAG profiles-using two commercial ELISA assays-progesterone, and fetal growth during pregnancy...
February 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043362/rutin-can-replace-the-use-of-three-other-antioxidants-in-the-culture-medium-maintaining-the-viability-of-sheep-isolated-secondary-follicles
#16
T L B G Lins, A Y P Cavalcante, J M S Santos, V G Menezes, V R P Barros, R S Barberino, M É S Bezerra, T J S Macedo, M H T Matos
The present study evaluated the effect of addition of rutin alone or combined with other antioxidants (transferrin, selenium and ascorbic acid) present in the culture medium on the in vitro development of ovine isolated secondary follicles. After collection of the sheep ovaries, secondary follicles (200-230 μm) were isolated and cultured for 12 days in α-Minimal Essential Medium (α-MEM) supplemented with BSA, insulin, glutamine and hypoxanthine (α-MEM: antioxidant free-medium) or in this medium also added by transferrin, selenium and ascorbic acid (AO: base medium with antioxidants)...
February 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043361/time-of-early-cleavage-affects-the-developmental-potential-of-feline-preimplantation-embryos-in%C3%A2-vitro
#17
Małgorzata Ochota, Wojciech Niżański
The study compared developmental competence of embryos, based on the timing of the first cleavage and morula formation, with their subsequent ability to reach the blastocyst stage and the resulting blastocyst morphology and quality. Cleaved embryos were separated at 18 hours post insemination (hpi), 24 hpi, and 30 hpi and then cultured in droplets to follow the individual embryo development. The significantly higher percentage of the blastocyst formation was noted in the group I of embryos cleaving within less than 18 hpi (12...
February 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043360/effects-of-an-extension-of-the-equilibration-period-up-to-96%C3%A2-hours-on-the-characteristics-of-cryopreserved-bull-semen
#18
A Fleisch, E Malama, U Witschi, C Leiding, M Siuda, F Janett, H Bollwein
This study was designed to investigate the effects of an equilibration period up to 96 hours and three extenders (AndroMed, OPTIXcell, and Triladyl) on the quality of cryopreserved bull semen and to evaluate, whether an extension of the equilibration time to 72 hours does affect fertility in the field. One ejaculate of 17 bulls was collected and divided into three equal aliquots and diluted, respectively, with the three extenders. Each aliquot was again divided into five parts and equilibrated for 4, 24, 48, 72, and 96 hours before freezing in an automatic freezer...
February 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043359/aberrant-effects-of-altrenogest-and-exposure-to-exogenous-gonadotropins-on-follicular-cysts-appearance-in-gilts
#19
A J Ziecik, J Klos, E Przygrodzka, R Milewski, B Jana
Research was conducted to determine the effect of altrenogest and exposure to exogenous gonadotropins on ovarian function in prepubertal and mature gilts. Crossbred, presumably sexually mature gilts (n = 51), were fed with altrenogest for 18 consecutive days and the day after the last feeding with altrenogest, gilts were treated with eCG and 72 hours later challenged with hCG. Animals were slaughtered on Days 10 to 13 of their gonadotropins synchronized estrous cycle. Ovaries were examined for the number of CL, number of follicular cysts, and presence of corpora albicantia...
February 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043358/the-acute-effect-of-intravenous-lipopolysaccharide-injection-on-serum-and-intrafollicular-hdl-components-and-gene-expression-in-granulosa-cells-of-the-bovine-dominant-follicle
#20
Felipe Terres de Campos, Joao Aveiro Alvarado Rincon, Diego Andres Velasco Acosta, Pedro Augusto Silva Silveira, Jorgea Pradieé, Marcio Nunes Corrêa, Bernardo Garziera Gasperin, Luiz Francisco Machado Pfeifer, Carlos Castilho Barros, Ligia Margareth Cantareli Pegoraro, Augusto Schneider
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of an acute systemic inflammatory response induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in the serum and follicular fluid (FF) high-density lipoprotein (HDL) components, hormone concentrations and granulosa cell gene expression. For this purpose, twenty non-lactating Jersey dairy cows were submitted to a progesterone (P4) - estradiol (E2) based synchronization protocol. Cows received a single i.v. dose of LPS (2.5 μg/kg of body weight) or saline solution (CTL Group) 2 h after P4 insert removal...
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