The Effect of Soybean-Derived Phytoestrogens on Concentrations of Plasma Isoflavones, 15-keto-13,14-dihydroprostaglandin F2α and Progesterone in Dairy Cows

Jarmila Watzková, Ludmila Křížová, Aleš Pavlík, Věra Schulzová, Jana Hajšlová, Jaromír Lojza
2010 Acta Veterinaria Brno  
The objective of the study was to determine the effect of soybean-derived phytoestrogens and their metabolites on the activity of sex hormones during the oestrous cycle in multiparous lactating dairy cows. The experiment was carried out on 4 multiparous lactating Holstein cows in the form of replicated Latin square in double reversal design. The experiment in the total length of 168 days was divided into 4 periods of 42 days, each consisting of a 21-day preliminary period and a 21-day
more » ... period. Cows were divided into 2 groups of 2 cows. The control group (C) was fed a diet based on extruded rapeseed cake while the experimental group (S) was fed a diet containing extruded full-fat soya. The intake of total isoflavones was 3297 mg/d in S and 58.0 mg/d in C (P < 0.001). The concentrations of individual isoflavones, it is daidzein, genistein and equol in plasma were significantly higher in the experimental group S (49.3, 78.7 and 218.8 ng/ml, respectively) than in the control group C (13.5, 42.9 and 18.3 ng/ml, respectively, P < 0.001). Plasma concentration of progesterone throughout the oestrous cycle was not influenced by the diet used (P > 0.05). Plasma concentration of prostaglandine PGFM throughout the oestrous cycle in the experimental group (S) tended to be higher (P = 0.095) than in the control group (C). No differences in the length of the oestrous cycle between the cows fed different diets were observed. Isoflavones, prostaglandins, bovine, oestrous cycle ACTA VET.
doi:10.2754/avb201079040525 fatcat:hwizilmsxbcjtfzyfoqa7wguua