Veterinary Research

Year: 2013
Volume: 6
Issue: 5
Page No. 105 - 108

Abortion Induction and Post-Abortion Oestrous Cycle Pattern Following Administration of Prostaglandin F2 Alpha in Sokoto Red Goats

Authors : M.U. Kawu, L.S. Yaqub, J.O. Ayo, P.I. Rekwot, B. Habibu, M. Tauheed, M.M. Suleiman, M. Shittu, T. Aluwong, H.I. Isa and A. Abdullahi

Abstract: The aim of this study was to evaluate the features of induced abortion and post-abortion oestrous cycles pattern following treatment with prostaglandin F (PGF) in Sokoto Red (SR) goats. Twelve apparently healthy goats made up of 6 pregnant and 6 non-pregnant (cycling) does were used for the study. Each doe was given a single intramuscular injection of 7.5 mg PGF. All the 6 pregnant does treated with PGF aborted within 72.0±12.4 h post-treatment. Of the 6 does that aborted, 5 (83.3%) showed oestrus subsequently while 4 (66.7%) out of the 6 non-pregnant does were induced to oestrus. Time interval to induced oestrus was 129.6±36.1 and 50.0±11.5 h for the aborted and non-pregnant does, respectively. Mean duration of oestrus for the aborted and non-pregnant does was 46.9±9.6 and 38.7±4.3 h, respectively. The first and second post-abortion oestrous cycle lengths were 6.5±0.5 and 12.5±8.5 days, respectively. While the first and second post-treatment cycle lengths in the non-pregnant does was 22.5±1.2 and 21.3±0.3 days, respectively. It is concluded that a single dose of 7.5 mg PGF is sufficient to induce abortion and oestrus simultaneously in SR goats. However, the post-abortion cycles are short.

How to cite this article:

M.U. Kawu, L.S. Yaqub, J.O. Ayo, P.I. Rekwot, B. Habibu, M. Tauheed, M.M. Suleiman, M. Shittu, T. Aluwong, H.I. Isa and A. Abdullahi, 2013. Abortion Induction and Post-Abortion Oestrous Cycle Pattern Following Administration of Prostaglandin F2 Alpha in Sokoto Red Goats. Veterinary Research, 6: 105-108.

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