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Surgical Oocyte Retrieval and the Developmental Potential of the Oocytes Derived from Prepubertal Calves
- Yeh, S.P. (Department of Animal Science, National Chung Hsing University) ;
- Ju, J.C. (Department of Animal Science, National Chung Hsing University) ;
- Tseng, J.K. (Department of Animal Science, National Chung Hsing University) ;
- Chou, P.C. (Department of Animal Science, National Chung Hsing University) ;
- Chen, C.H. (Department of Animal Science, National Chung Hsing University) ;
- Chih, T. (Department of Animal Science, National Chung Hsing University) ;
- Fan, Y.K. (Department of Animal Science, National Chung Hsing University)
- Received : 2003.05.21
- Accepted : 2003.09.17
- Published : 2004.02.01
The objectives of this study were to investigate the ovarian responsiveness of juvenile calves to exogenous gonadotropin treatments and to establish the oocyte retrieval technique for prepubertal heifers. Three 78-day-old calves were treated with 4 doses (40, 30, 30 and 30 mg) of FSH (Folltropin V) at 12 h interval up to 229 day-old. Surgical oocyte retrieval was performed 24 h after the last injection of FSH. Calves with good ovarian responses to FSH treatment had an average ovarian size of
Supported by : National Science Council
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