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Hormonal Profiles in the Serum and Follicular Fluid of Female Camel (Camelus dromedarius) During the Peak and the Low Breeding Season

Author(s): Shujait Ali, Nazir Ahmad*, Nafees Akhtar, Zia-ur-Rahman1 and Maqbool Ahmad

Journal: Pakistan Veterinary Journal
ISSN 0253-8318

Volume: 31;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 331;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Camels | Follicular fluid | Hormones | Seasons | Serum

Serum and follicular fluid concentrations of some hormones during the low (May to October) and the peak (November to April) breeding seasons in female camels with small and large Graafian follicles were investigated. Ovaries of 25 adult female camels slaughtered at a local abattoir were collected. Jugular blood samples and follicular fluid aspirated from small (5-9 mm) and large (10-20 mm) follicles were analyzed for progesterone, estradiol, T3, T4 and cortisol concentrations. Serum progesterone and cortisol concentrations were significantly higher (P

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