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Animal Reproduction and Physiology
Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences 1993;6(1): 87-89.
https://doi.org/10.5713/ajas.1993.87    Published online March 1, 1993.
Plasma cortisol levels and certain metabolic process in relation to induced oestrus in buffaloes
P. Sikka, G. K. Garg, U. K. Atheya, T. R. Chauhan
Cortisol levels in plasma are known to be as an indication of reproductive and adrenal status of an animal. In this study it has been examined in relation to the oestrus induction by Progesterone oestrogen therapy in 3rd and 4th parity anoestrus animals. Cortisol was found higher in treated animals and levels raised within 6-12 hrs. after hormone therapy followed by elevation in glucose levels and depletion of total serum proteins. It shows the association of induction, occurrence and expression of oestrus with energy demanding metabolic stress in buffaloes.
Keywords: Buffaloes; Induced Oestrus; Cortisol; Energy Status; Biochemical Parameters

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