The use of Cloprostenol and prostaglandin F2alpha to induce luteolysis in reindeer calves (Rangifer tarandus)

  • Erik Ropstad
  • Dag Lenvik
Keywords: reindeer, abortion, pregnancy, therapy, corpus luteum, Cloprostenol, prostaglandin F, luteolysis

Abstract

A total of 126 reindeer of about 7 months of age, were isolated from a flock at the end of the breeding season. The animals were treated either with 12.5 mg prostaglandin F2alpha (n = 41) or 0.25 mg cloprostenol (n = 50). Thirty-five animals were left untreated. Blood samples were collected before treatment and 2 Vi days later and the plasma progesterone concentrations were determined. A significant fall in progesterone concentration was seen in both treatment groups. A large proportion of animals responded to treatment with cloprostenol than with prostaglandin F2alpha. It was concluded that prostaglandins can be used to induce luteolysis in reindeer.
Published
1991-10-01
How to Cite
RopstadE., & LenvikD. (1991). The use of Cloprostenol and prostaglandin F2alpha to induce luteolysis in reindeer calves (Rangifer tarandus). Rangifer, 11(1), 13-16. https://doi.org/10.7557/2.11.1.968
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