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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927277/evaluation-of-the-effects-of-cypermethrin-on-female-reproductive-function-by-using-rabbit-model-and-of-the-protective-role-of-chinese-propolis
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A E Khatab, N M Hashem, L M El-Kodary, F M Lotfy, G A Hassan
The prophylactic effects of Chinese propolis against cypermethrin toxicity were evaluated by performing ovary and uterus histopathology, as well as by characterizing ovarian function, embryos, and litters. Cypermethrin induced atypia in the ovary and uterus, and decreased the ovulation sites and the number of embryos. Cypermethrin-induced oxidative stress during pregnancy, decreased the parturition rate as well as the number and weight of offspring and increased the incidence of morphological malformations in the offspring...
October 2016: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences: BES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925085/humanized-care-insertion-of-obstetric-nurses-in-a-teaching-hospital
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Renata Marien Knupp Medeiros, Renata Cristina Teixeira, Ana Beatriz Nicolini, Aline Spanevello Alvares, Áurea Christina de Paula Corrêa, Débora Prado Martins
Objective: to evaluate the care provided at an Antepartum, Intrapartum, Postpartum (AIP) unit at a teaching hospital following the inclusion of obstetric nurses. Method: transversal study, performed at a AIP unit at a teaching hospital in the capital of the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. The sample comprised data regarding the 701 childbirths that took place between 2014 and 2016. The data were organized using Excel and analyzed using version 7 of Epi Info software...
November 2016: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920381/harvest-induced-evolution-insights-from-aquatic-and-terrestrial-systems
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REVIEW
Anna Kuparinen, Marco Festa-Bianchet
Commercial and recreational harvests create selection pressures for fitness-related phenotypic traits that are partly under genetic control. Consequently, harvesting can drive evolution in targeted traits. However, the quantification of harvest-induced evolutionary life history and phenotypic changes is challenging, because both density-dependent feedback and environmental changes may also affect these changes through phenotypic plasticity. Here, we synthesize current knowledge and uncertainties on six key points: (i) whether or not harvest-induced evolution is happening, (ii) whether or not it is beneficial, (iii) how it shapes biological systems, (iv) how it could be avoided, (v) its importance relative to other drivers of phenotypic changes, and (vi) whether or not it should be explicitly accounted for in management...
January 19, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917741/the-behaviour-and-welfare-of-sows-and-piglets-in-farrowing-crates-or-lactation-pens
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C Singh, M Verdon, G M Cronin, P H Hemsworth
Temporary confinement during parturition and early postpartum may provide an intermediary step preceding loose housing that offers improvement in sow and piglet welfare. Three experiments were conducted to investigate the implications of replacing farrowing crates (FCs) with an alternative housing system from 3 days postpartum until weaning. In each experiment sows farrowed in FCs and were randomly allocated at day 3 of lactation to either a FC or a pen with increased floor space (lactation pen (LP)) until weaning...
December 5, 2016: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917680/development-of-nitrogen-and-methane-losses-in-the-first-eight-weeks-of-lactation-in-holstein-cows-subjected-to-deficiency-of-utilisable-crude-protein-under-restrictive-feeding-conditions
#5
Franz Sutter, Angela Schwarm, Michael Kreuzer
Low-protein diets are increasingly being used in dairy cow nutrition to minimise noxious nitrogen (N) emissions. However, at parturition, the lower milk yield at that time may mask deficiency in dietary utilisable crude protein (uCP; equivalent to metabolisable protein). Under restrictive feeding conditions, farmers would limit the feed allowance to match the lower measured milk yield, thereby exacerbating the deficiency. The consequences for N emission intensity per kg milk yield and methane emissions are unknown...
February 2017: Archives of Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914630/uterine-blood-flow-in-sheep-and-goats-during-the-peri-parturient-period-assessed-by-transrectal-doppler-sonography
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Mohammed Elmetwally, Heinrich Bollwein
The aim of the present study was to evaluate uterine blood flow (UBF) during the postpartum period in small ruminants. The study involved measures of UBF in 5 ewes and 5 goats during the first 4 weeks after parturition. Transrectal quantification of UBF was assessed by determining the diameter (DM), time averaged mean velocity (TAMEAN), blood flow volume (BFV), blood flow acceleration (ACCE) and pulsatility index (PI) in the uterine arteries ipsilateral to the previously gravid uterine horn(s) at Wk 20 of gestation and every 3days from the day of parturition (D 0) until Day 27 postpartum (D 27)...
November 25, 2016: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910138/canine-and-feline-colostrum
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S Chastant-Maillard, C Aggouni, A Albaret, A Fournier, H Mila
Puppy and kitten survival over the first weeks is particularly dependent on colostrum, a specific secretion of the mammary gland produced during the first 2 days post-partum. Colostrum is a source of nutrients and immunoglobulins. It also contributes to the digestive tract maturation. Colostrum differentiates from milk mainly based on its concentration in immunoglobulins G: 20-30 g/L in dog colostrum, 40-50 g/L in cats' vs <1 g/L in milk. IgG concentration rapidly drops after parturition (-50% in 24 hr)...
November 30, 2016: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908687/fertility-response-evaluation-of-artificial-insemination-methods-in-sheep-with-fresh-and-frozen-thawed-semen
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Reza Masoudi, Ahmad Zare Shahneh, Armin Towhidi, Hamid Kohram, Abbas Akbarisharif, Mohsen Sharafi
The aim of this study was to evaluate the fertility response of artificial insemination (AI) methods with fresh and frozen sperm in sheep. In experiment 1, one hundred and fifty fat tailed Zandi ewes were assigned into 3 equal groups and inseminated with three AI methods consisting of vaginal, laparoscopic and trans-cervical AI with fresh semen. In experiment 2, a factorial study (3 AI methods × 2 extenders) was used to analyze the effects of three AI methods and two freezing extenders containing soybean lecithin (SL) or Egg yolk (EY) on reproductive performance of 300 fat tailed Zandi ewes...
November 28, 2016: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899291/dynamic-changes-in-sleep-pattern-during-post-partum-in-normal-pregnancy-in-rat-model
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Neelima Sivadas, Arathi Radhakrishnan, B S Aswathy, Velayudhan Mohan Kumar, Kamalesh K Gulia
To develop an animal model for studies on peri-partum sleep disorders, sleep patterns in female Wistar rats during pregnancy, post-partum and after weaning, were assessed and associated adaptive changes in their anxiety were examined. Adult nulliparous female rats, maintained in standard laboratory conditions with ad libitum food and water, were surgically implanted with electroencephalogram and electromyogram electrodes under anaesthesia for objective assessment of sleep-wakefulness (S-W). After post-surgical recovery, three control recordings of S-W were taken for 24h before the animals were kept for mating...
November 26, 2016: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898894/impact-of-sow-prepartum-behavior-on-maternal-behavior-piglet-body-weight-gain-and-mortality-in-farrowing-pens-and-crates
#10
G Illmann, H Chaloupková, M Melišová
In the 24-h period prior to parturition, sows are active and motivated to perform nest-building behavior. The aim of this study was to investigate whether prepartum activity (nesting and postural changes) could predict maternal behavior 24 h postpartum, piglet mortality, and BW gain 24 h postpartum in farrowing pens and crates. Sows were randomly moved either to a farrowing pen ( = 20) or a farrowing crate ( = 18). Prepartum nest-building behavior (PRE-nesting) and prepartum postural changes (prepartum postural changes) were analyzed 24 h before the birth of the first piglet (BFP) and were divided into twelve 2-h intervals...
September 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898677/collagen-fiber-orientation-and-dispersion-in-the-upper-cervix-of-non-pregnant-and-pregnant-women
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Wang Yao, Yu Gan, Kristin M Myers, Joy Y Vink, Ronald J Wapner, Christine P Hendon
The structural integrity of the cervix in pregnancy is necessary for carrying a pregnancy until term, and the organization of human cervical tissue collagen likely plays an important role in the tissue's structural function. Collagen fibers in the cervical extracellular matrix exhibit preferential directionality, and this collagen network ultrastructure is hypothesized to reorient and remodel during cervical softening and dilation at time of parturition. Within the cervix, the upper half is substantially loaded during pregnancy and is where the premature funneling starts to happen...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898359/motherhood-and-infant-contact-regulate-neuroplasticity-in-the-serotonergic-midbrain-dorsal-raphe
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M Allie Holschbach, Joseph S Lonstein
The adult brain shows remarkable neuroplasticity in response to hormones and the socioemotional modifications that they influence. In females with reproductive and maternal experience, this neuroplasticity includes the birth and death of cells in several forebrain regions involved in maternal caregiving and postpartum affective state. Such plasticity in midbrain sites critical for these behavioral and emotional processes has never been examined, though. By visualizing bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) to label mitotic cells, NeuroD for neuronal precursors, and TUNEL to identify dying cells, we found that the midbrain dorsal raphe nucleus (DR, the source of most ascending serotoninergic projections) exhibited significant neuroplasticity in response to motherhood...
November 19, 2016: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886516/inflammatory-stimuli-increase-progesterone-receptor-a-stability-and-transrepressive-activity-in-myometrial-cells
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Gregory A Peters, Lijuan Yi, Yelenna Skomorovska-Prokvolit, Bansari Patel, Peyvand Amini, Huiqing Tan, Sam Mesiano
The steroid hormone progesterone acting via the nuclear progesterone receptor (PR) isoforms, PR-A and PR-B, is essential for the maintenance of uterine quiescence during pregnancy. Inhibition of PR signaling augments uterine contractility and induces labor. Human parturition is thought to be triggered by modulation of PR signaling in myometrial cells to induce a functional progesterone withdrawal. One mechanism for functional progesterone withdrawal is by increased abundance of PR-A, which decreases progesterone responsiveness by inhibiting the transcriptional activity of PR-B...
November 25, 2016: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881594/hepatic-activity-and-transcription-of-betaine-homocysteine-methyltransferase-methionine-synthase-and-cystathionine-synthase-in-periparturient-dairy-cows-are-altered-to-different-extents-by-supply-of-methionine-and-choline
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Zheng Zhou, Timothy A Garrow, Xianwen Dong, Daniel N Luchini, Juan J Loor
BACKGROUND: Compared with choline, Met enhances milk yield and feed intake, and elicits a better immuno-metabolic status in periparturient cows. It is unknown whether hepatic activity and transcription of betaine-homocysteine methyltransferase (BHMT), 5-methyltetrahydrofolate-homocysteine methyltransferase (MTR), and cystathionine β-synthase (CBS) are responsive to Met and choline supply. OBJECTIVE: This study sought to characterize hepatic BHMT, MTR, and CBS transcription and activity in response to Met and choline supplementation...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866274/ryanodine-receptor-type-3-does-not-contribute-to-contractions-in-the-mouse-myometrium-regardless-of-pregnancy
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Katsuhito Matsuki, Masashi Takemoto, Yoshiaki Suzuki, Hisao Yamamura, Susumu Ohya, Hiroshi Takeshima, Yuji Imaizumi
Ryanodine receptor type 3 (RyR3) is expressed in myometrial smooth muscle cells (MSMCs). The short isoform of RyR3 is a dominant negative variant (DN-RyR3) and negatively regulates the functions of RyR2 and full-length (FL)-RyR3. DN-RyR3 has been suggested to function as a major RyR3 isoform in non-pregnant (NP) mouse MSMCs, and FL-RyR3 may also be upregulated during pregnancy (P). This increase in the FL-RyR3/DN-RyR3 ratio may contribute to the strong contractions by MSMCs for parturition. In the present study, spontaneous contractions by the myometrium in NP and P mice were highly susceptible to nifedipine but were not affected by ryanodine...
November 20, 2016: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865975/differences-in-placental-telomere-length-suggest-a-link-between-racial-disparities-in-birth-outcomes-and-cellular%C3%A2-aging
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Christopher W Jones, Cecilia Gambala, Kyle C Esteves, Maeve Wallace, Reid Schlesinger, Marguerite O'Quinn, Laura Kidd, Katherine P Theall, Stacy S Drury
BACKGROUND: Health disparities begin early in life and persist across the life course. Despite current efforts, black women exhibit greater risk for pregnancy complications and negative perinatal outcomes compared with white women. The placenta, which is a complex multi-tissue organ, serves as the primary transducer of bidirectional information between the mother and fetus. Altered placental function is linked to multiple racially disparate pregnancy complications; however, little is known about racial differences in molecular factors within the placenta...
November 16, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865498/the-effects-of-periparturient-administration-of-flunixin-meglumine-on-the-health-and-production-of-dairy-cattle
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N C Newby, K E Leslie, H D Putnam Dingwell, D F Kelton, D M Weary, L Neuder, S T Millman, T F Duffield
Research on the assessment and management of pain in cows following difficult or assisted calving is still limited, especially on the effects of analgesics intended to mitigate this pain. The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of flunixin meglumine on the health and production of Holstein cows after calving. In total, 34 flunixin-treated and 38 placebo-treated animals were enrolled in a precalving treatment trial. A total of 633 animals given flunixin and 632 animals administered a placebo were enrolled in a postcalving treatment trial...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861871/reproductive-cycle-and-maternal-embryonic-nutritional-relationship-of-shovelnose-guitarfish-pseudobatos-productus-in-the-gulf-of-california
#18
A E Romo-Curiel, O Sosa-Nishizaki, J C Pérez-Jiménez, M C Rodríguez-Medrano
Samples of the shovelnose guitarfish Pseudobatos productus were collected on board a vessel and at landings of artisanal commercial fisheries in the Gulf of California from May 2004 to June 2007. Samples of 650 females, 2047 embryos and 484 uterine eggs were examined. The reproductive cycle is annual, ovulation and parturition occur in July, the uterine eggs are in diapause for 9 months (July-March) before an accelerated growth of embryos of 3 months. Histological analyses of the uterine wall of pregnant females suggested that no secretions were used for embryo nourishment...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Fish Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855044/-sociodemographic-characteristics-of-the-pregnant-adolescent-in-a-high-specialty-hospital
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Jaime Blanquet-García, Aminta Montoya-Cázarez, Sebastián Carranza-Lira
BACKGROUND: The adolescents' pregnancy is a public health problem related to sociocultural and economic factors which compromise the mother-son binomial. The aim of this paper is to identify the socio-demographic characteristics of pregnant adolescents from the hospital. METHODS: Retrospective, descriptive and observational study, in which all pregnant patients between 10 and 19 years from the Hospital, during June 2012 and January 2014, were studied. The following data were collected: age, scholarship, occupation, marital status, age at beginning of sexual relations, number of sexual partners, contraceptive use and type of contraceptive method, pregnancies, parturition, cesarean section and abortions...
2016: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853403/a-note-on-captive-breeding-and-reproductive-parameters-of-the-chinese-pangolin-manis-pentadactyla-linnaeus-1758
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Fuhua Zhang, Shibao Wu, Cuiyun Zou, Qiaoyun Wang, Shaoshan Li, Ruyong Sun
The Chinese pangolin (Manis pentadactyla Linnaeus, 1758) is a critically endangered species, and documents on its captive breeding and reproductive parameters are scarce. MP8, kept in the Pangolin Research Base for Artificial Rescue and Conservation Breeding of South China Normal University (the PRB-SCNU), gave birth to a male offspring (MP86) on 19 October 2011. The baby pangolin was well developed, with a weight of 120 g and a total length of 23.2 cm. The gestation length of MP8 was estimated to be from 182 to 225d...
2016: ZooKeys
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