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Animal Reproduction and Physiology
Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences 1998;11(4): 416-421.
https://doi.org/10.5713/ajas.1998.416    Published online August 1, 1998.
Hypophyseal and gonadal response to GnRH in buffalo heifers (Bubalus bubalis)
C. Singh, M. L. Madan
The objective of this study was to investigate the responsiveness of hypophysis and gonads to synthetic GnRH among noncycling Murrah buffalo heifers at 24 months of age. The plasma FSH, LH, estradiol and progesterone levels were measured in blood samples collected at 1 hour before and upto 18th day subsequent to the administration of GnRH (200 關g) or saline (2 ml). The pretreatment levels of plasma FSH, LH estradiol and progesterone among GnRH treated heifers (N = 6) were 11.55 0.57 ng/ml, 0.68 0.06 ng/ml, 19.84 0.82 pg/ml and 0.45 0.07 ng/ml respectively. A quick elevation of FSH (p < 0.01) and LH (p < 0.05) within 5 min of GnRH administration was observed in all the heifers. The peak FSH (74.97 18.63 ng/ml) and LH (3.09 0.54 ng/ml) level was obtained at 30 min of GnRH administration. The elevate level of plasma estradiol on 5th to 18th day, FSH on 7th to 9th day (n = 3) and progesterone on 13th to 18th day (n = 2) of GnRH injection was obtained. The study indicates that gonads of buffalo heifers at 24 months of age are responsive of GnRH induced gonadotropin release for folliculogenesis and luteal tissue formation
Keywords: GnRH; Gonadotropin; Estradiol; Progesterone; Buffalo Heifers

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