Hormonal Assay for Estimation of Progesterone Levels in Normally and Induced Estrus Bitches

SaifAldeen Abd-Alhadi Nawaf and Najlaa Sami Ibrahim

  • SaifAldeen Abd-Alhadi Nawaf College of Veterinary Medicine, Baghdad University
Keywords: Hormone, Progesterone, Estrus, Bitch, Assay

Abstract

The present study was conducted to measure the concentration of progesterone throughout gestation and parturition in control and treated bitches. Thirty anestrus bitches aged 3-6 years and weighting 19.5-26 kg were used in this study. The bitches were divided equally into three groups as follows: the 1st group as a control group  without treatment, the 2nd group as a treated group anestrus bitches treated orally with 0.125 mg/kg BW bromocriptine (Parlodel) twice daily, and the 3rd group treated orally by 0.012 mg/kg BW cabergoline (Dostinex) until appearance of estrus signs. The results showed that the number of responded animals were in proestrus bleeding and became pregnant and new born 70%, 60% and 50% for control, bromocriptine, and cabergoline treated groups, respectively. In addition, there were no significant differences (P≤0.01) in progesterone concentration between the control and treated pregnant bitches. It can be concluded that both medicines bromocriptine and cabergoline have no effect on progesterone levels during pregnancy period in bitches.

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Published
2019-12-28
How to Cite
Nawaf, S. (2019). Hormonal Assay for Estimation of Progesterone Levels in Normally and Induced Estrus Bitches. Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 43(2), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.30539/iraqijvm.v43i2.523