Ovarian morphology and plasma hormonal concentration during different phases of reproductive cycle in buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis)
Bansal, N.; Jindal, R.; Nayyar, S.; Malik, V.S.
Indian Journal of Animal Sciences 74(12): 1192-1193
Gross morphological and hormonal studies were made on 30 apparently healthy adult Murrah buffaloes. On the basis of colour, consistency and diameter of the follicles and coropa lutea observed on the surface of ovaries, animals were grouped into follicular, early-luteal, mid-luteal or late-luteal phases of reproductive cycle along with various ranges of corpus luteum. This categorization, was confirmed with circulating levels of gonadal hormones plasma estradiol-17-[beta] and progesterone which were maximum (25.73 [plus or minus] 9.75 pg/ml and 2.32 [plus or minus] 0.62 ng/ml) during presumed follicular and luteal phases respectively.