Effect of season on embryo transfer in superovulated Holstein cows with PMSG

Authors

  • João Roberto Basile Universidade Federal do Paraná, Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Recursos Naturais, Curitiba, PR
  • Roberto Jorge Chebel
  • Leandro Francisco Basile Universidade Fedrel do Paraná, Curitiba, PR

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/S1413-95961998000600005

Keywords:

Embryo transfer, PMSG, Seasons, Cattle

Abstract

The authors tried to evaluate the effect of environmental factors on the embryo transfer of 21 Holstein cows, in a 30 months period, submitted to 37 superovulatory treatments with 3.000 I.U. of PMSG. The results were analyzed considering two seasons: wet period (October to March) with an average maximum temperature = 30.0 ± 0.8ºC and an average absolute precipitation = 153.1 ± 78.8 mm³ and dry period (April to September) with an average maximum temperature = 26.5 ± 1.6ºC and an average absolute precipitation = 59.2 ± 53.8 mm³. Climatic differences between seasons were demonstrated (P<0.05), but there were no significant differences between seasons in the average number of structures per superovulation: 5.4 ± 2.63 and 4.3 ± 4.00; in the viable embryos percentage: 50.0% and 57.6% and the pregnancy rates in the recipients: 44.4% and 35.2%, respectively. Then, the climatic variations between wet and dry periods did not appear to adversely affect the embryo transfer performance in superovulated Holstein cows with PMSG.

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Published

1998-01-01

How to Cite

Basile, J. R., Chebel, R. J., & Basile, L. F. (1998). Effect of season on embryo transfer in superovulated Holstein cows with PMSG. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 35(6), 257-259. https://doi.org/10.1590/S1413-95961998000600005

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VETERINARY MEDICINE