Progesterone assays as an aid for improving reproductive efficiency in dairy cattle III. Milk progesterone profiles in repeat-breeder dairy cows

Progesterone 농도측정(濃度測定)에 의한 유우(乳牛)의 번식효율증진(繁殖效率增進)에 관한 연구(硏究) III. 저수태우(低受胎牛)에서 유즙(乳汁)중 progesterone 농도변화(濃度變化)

  • Kang, Byong-kyu (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonnam National University) ;
  • Choi, Han-sun (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonnam National University) ;
  • Choi, Sang-gong (Suhkwang Livestock Co. LTD.) ;
  • Son, Chang-ho (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonnam National University) ;
  • Chon, Hong-suk (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonnam National University)
  • Received : 1993.10.14
  • Published : 1994.01.31

Abstract

This study was undertaken to clarify the relationship between the cause of repeat-breeder and the luteal dysfunction in repeat-breeder dairy cows that failed to conceive to three or more artificial insemination(AI) at a regular interval. Progesterone concentrations were measured in milk fat for 20 to 22 days after AI. From the 15 repeat-breeder dairy cows, six cows had a normal progesterone profiles. Five cows showed a delayed rise of the progesterone concentrations until 7 to 10 days after AI, two cows had a comparatively low concentration of milk progesterone below 150 ng/ml through most of the luteal phase, and two cows had a combined pattern of a delayed rise and a low concentration of milk progesterone during luteal phase. It is suggest that luteal dysfunction as indicated by progesterone profiles is one of the causes of repeat-breeder in dairy cows.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국과학재단