Study on Biochemical Constituents of Caprine Ovarian Follicular Fluid after Superovulation

  • Mishra, O.P. (Department of Veterinary Physiology, College of Veterinary Science, Birsa Agriculture University) ;
  • Pandey, J.N. (Department of Veterinary Physiology, College of Veterinary Science, Birsa Agriculture University) ;
  • Gawande, P.G. (Department of Veterinary Physiology, College of Veterinary Science, Birsa Agriculture University)
  • Received : 2002.11.14
  • Accepted : 2003.07.02
  • Published : 2003.12.01


The experiment was designed on 42 non pregnant Black Bengal goat. Out of which 18 were subjected to a superovulatory treatment comprising of eCG and hCG for embryo transfer study. The remaining 24 goats received no treatment and served as control for parameter studied as well as recipient for embryo transfer studies. Important biochemical constituents such as acid and alkaline phosphatase, total protein and cholesterol and inorganic phosphorus were estimated in the follicular fluid of control and treated group and the values were separately recorded for small medium and large size follicle. The results indicated a significant effect on acid phosphotase activity due to size of follicle. The value increased progressively from small to medium and from medium to large follicles. Alkaline phosphotase activity showed reverse trend. Alkaline phosphotase decreased progressively as size increased. The concentration of inorganic phosphorus did not reveal any significant difference between the control and treatment groups and also between the different size follicles. The concentration of protein decreased significantly from small to medium and from medium to large, although no difference was observed between the control and treatment groups. The concentration of Cholesterol in the follicular fluid indicated a significant increase from small to medium and to large follicle. Here also no difference was observed due to treatment. Similar in the composition of follicular fluid in the respect of above mentioned constituents indicated no of super ovulatory treatment on follicular fluid composition.


Goat;Superovulation and Follicular Fluid


Supported by : Dean faculty of Veterinary Sciences for providing necessary facilities


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