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dc.contributor.advisorAdams, Gregg P.en_US
dc.creatorRatto, Marceloen_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-07-19T19:27:53Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-04T04:45:46Z
dc.date.available2005-07-25T08:00:00Zen_US
dc.date.available2013-01-04T04:45:46Z
dc.date.created2005-07en_US
dc.date.issued2005-07-05en_US
dc.date.submittedJuly 2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-07192005-192753en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of the studies reported in this thesis was to increase our understanding of the reproductive physiology of South American camelids. Studies were conducted in llamas and alpacas to investigate methods to electively control ovarian follicular dynamics, to determine the effects of hormone preparations or biological factors derived from seminal plasma on ovulation induction, and to evaluate the establishment of superstimulatory protocols to induce a consistent ovarian follicular response for oocyte collection. The first study was designed to compare the efficacy of treatments intended to induce follicular wave synchronization among llamas, and to determine the effect of these treatments on pregnancy rates after fixed-time natural mating. In the first experiment, lutenizing hormone (LH) and follicular ablation treatments were most effective for inducing follicular wave synchronization, while estradiol plus progesterone (E/P) treatment was intermediate. In the second experiment, llamas were assigned randomly to Control, (E/P), and LH groups. A single, fixed-time natural mating was permitted 10 to 12 days after treatment. The pregnancy rate was higher (Pen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectovaryen_US
dc.subjectovulationen_US
dc.subjectooctyesen_US
dc.subjectalpacaen_US
dc.subjectllamaen_US
dc.titleOvarian follicular synchronization, ovulation and oocyte development in llamas and alpacasen_US
thesis.degree.departmentVeterinary Biomedical Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineVeterinary Biomedical Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)en_US
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dc.type.genreThesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSingh, Jaswanten_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSingh, Baljiten_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRoesler, William J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPierson, Roger A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBarth, Albert D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSkidmore, Julian A. (Lulu)en_US


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