Tag Archives: Follicle stimulating hormone

Preparation Of The Mare For Artificial Insemination

The ultimate goal of insemination is to provide semen in a time frame that coordinates the availability of capacitated spermatozoa with the arrival of the transported oocyte within the mare’s oviduct. It is also the responsibility of the veterinarian to ensure the optimum intrauterine environment that supports the developing embryo. With these objectives in mind,… Read More »

Drugs Acting On The Reproductive System

Drugs used to promote gonadal function Sex hormones Prostaglandins Myometrial stimulants Myometrial relaxants Prolactin antagonists Non-hormonal abortificants Drugs for uterine infections Many drugs are used at different stages of the oestrous cycle to manage the response of the reproductive system; these are summarised in Table Drags affecting the reproductive system. Table Drags affecting the reproductive… Read More »

Gonadotrophins

Chorionic gonadotrophin (human chorionic gonadotrophin, hCG) is a complex glycoprotein excreted in the urine of women during pregnancy. It has a similar effect to luteinising hormone (LH) secreted by the anterior pituitary gland in both males and females. In veterinary practice, it is used to supplement or replace luteinising hormone in cases of ovulation failure… Read More »