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Reproductive performance of woolly and hairless crossbred ewes treated with an exogenous progestagen and eCG hormone during the non-breeding season
Desempenho reprodutivo de ovelhas mestiças lanadas e deslanadas submetidas a protocolo hormonal a base de progestágeno e eCG, durante a contraestação reprodutiva

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Author(s): Gustavo Martins Gomes dos Santos | Katia Cristina Silva-Santos | Fabiana Andrade Melo-Sterza | Ivone Yurika Mizubuti | Fernanda Barros Moreira

Journal: Semina : Ciências Agrárias
ISSN 1676-546X

Volume: 32;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 723;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Indução/sincronização de estro | Lanadas | Deslanadas | Ovelhas | Contraestação reprodutiva.

ABSTRACT
The aim of this study was to evaluate the reproductive performance of woolly and hairless crossbred ewes treated with an exogenous progestagen and eCG hormone during the non-breeding season. Mixed breed ewes (n = 48) were assigned into two treatments considering the presence (G-Woolly, n = 25) or absence of wool (G-Hairless, n = 23). The ewes underwent hormone treatment to induction/synchronization of estrus, which consisted of the insertion of an intravaginal device randomly at the estrous cycle (D0). On Day 7, ewes were injected with eCG and d-cloprostenol. On Day 9, the device was removed and males were introduced into the herd (proportion of 1:6) twelve hours later during days 10, 11 and 12. After Day 12, males were separated from females for ten days and later reintroduced into the herd for 45 days. The rate of onset of estrus and the pregnancy rate from the synchronization was 84.0 and 36.0% vs. 87.0 and 56.6%, G-Woolly vs. G-Hairless (p> 0.05). The total pregnancy rate after male reintroduction was 68.0 vs. 91.3%, G-Woolly vs. G-Hairless (p< 0.05). In conclusion hairless crossbred ewes treated with the exogenous progestagen and eCG hormone during the non-breeding season presented higher reproductive performance compared to woolly crossbred ones.Este trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar o desempenho reprodutivo de ovelhas mestiças lanadas e deslanadas submetidas a um protocolo hormonal a base de progestágeno e eCG durante a contraestação reprodutiva. Ovelhas mestiças (n=48), sem raça definida, foram divididas em dois tratamentos, considerando-se a presença (G-Lanada, n=25) ou ausência de lã (G-Deslanada, n=23). As ovelhas foram submetidas a um tratamento hormonal de indução/sincronização de estro, que consistiu na colocação do dispositivo intravaginal em dia aleatório do ciclo estral (D0). No D7, foi administrado eCG e d-cloprostenol. No D9, o dispositivo foi retirado e após 12 h os machos foram introduzidos no lote (proporção 1:6), nos dias 10, 11 e 12. Posteriormente, os machos foram separados das fêmeas por dez dias e então reintroduzidos no lote por mais 45 dias. A taxa de apresentação de estro e de prenhez resultantes da sincronização foi 84,0 e 36,0% vs. 87,0 e 56,6%, G-Lanada vs. G-Deslanada (p>0,05). A taxa de prenhez total, após repasse com os reprodutores foi 68,0 vs. 91,3%, G-Lanada vs. G-Deslanada (p
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