Triiodothyronine (T3) and thyronine (T4) serum level evaluation during the oestrus cycle in guilts (Sus scrofa domestica - Linnaeus, 1758)
Keywords:Triiodothyronine, Thyroxine, Swine
AbstractIn the present study 21 young female swines, sexually mature, reared and kept under a industrial management system were assessed for its progesterone serum profiles during the oestrus cycle. Blood sampling was performed always at the same interval, from 8:00 to 10:00 AM. Each animal was submitted to 14 venal punctions at days 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22 and 23 of the oestrous cycle. the first day of the oestrous phase was assumed to be Day 0 and the 23rd as the first of the next cycle. Hormone determinations were performed employing a solid phase radioimmunoassay (RIA). Highest T3 concentrations were observed at the 1st and 23rd days and minimul values for the 12hd of the oestrus cycle. Regarding T4, the concentration values ranged from 2.42 and 3.74 mug/dl.
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