Body condition score at lambing did not affect the resumption of ovarian and estrous activity in lactating Pelibuey ewes
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Keywords

ovejas
desarrollo folicular
tasa de ovulación
peso vivo
comportamiento sexual
trópico
condición corporal
parto
actividad ovárica
actividad estral
celo
cuerpo lúteo
Pelibuey
lactancia
animales sheep
follicular development
ovulation rate
live weight
sexual behavior
tropical
body condition
lambing
ovarian activity
estrous activity
estrous
corpus luteum
Pelibuey
lactating
animals

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Orozco Durán, K. E. ., Segura Correa, J. ., Herrera Ojeda, J., Herrera Camacho, J. ., & Bottini Luzardo, M. B. (2022). Body condition score at lambing did not affect the resumption of ovarian and estrous activity in lactating Pelibuey ewes. Nova Scientia, 14(28). https://doi.org/10.21640/ns.v14i28.2965

Abstract

The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of body condition score (BCS) at lambing over the resumption of ovarian and estrous postpartum activity in lactating Pelibuey ewes. Twenty ewes were assigned to two groups, according to the BCS at lambing: Low BCS (LBC, n = 10) and High BCS (HBC, n = 10). Ovarian and estrous activities were daily monitored from day 3 postpartum until the first estrous or 90 days postpartum. Continuous variables were analyzed using Student´s t test and binary responses with the exact Fisher test. No significant effect of BCS at lambing on ewes in estrous, lambing to first estrous interval, estrous length, and estrous cycle length, preovulatory follicles at estrous, the maximum follicular diameter at estrous day or ovulation rate was observed. However, the lambing to first preovulatory follicle interval was shorter in the HBC group (HBC = 6.2 ± 2.6 vs LBC = 10.8 ± 4.5 d; P < 0.05). The lambing to first corpus luteum intervals were similar between groups, but without estrous expression. The function of the first corpus luteum postpartum was similar in both groups. BCS at lambing did not affect the resumption of ovarian and estrous activity postpartum in lactating Pelibuey ewes.

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