Effect of oestrogen on fetal survival in the rabbit

S. Badawy, R. Abdul-Karim
1978 Reproduction  
Pregnant rabbits (Day 18) were treated i.m. for 3 days with 10 \ g=m\ g oestradiol-17\g=b\/kg. The number of dead fetuses was significantly greater than in the control animals but corpus luteum weight and peripheral progesterone concentrations were not affected. Fetal death was therefore not due to luteolysis.
doi:10.1530/jrf.0.0530237 pmid:690969 fatcat:4s5ufvahvjawfhqj5se2hdyzoi