A comparison of ovulatory gonadotropic surge in two rabbit strains : no evidence for a relationship between LH or FSH surge and factors of prolificacy

Monique MEUNIER, Françoise HULOT, J.-C. POIRIER, Suzanne TORRES
1983 Reproduction nutrition development (Print)  
Plasma levels of LH and FSH before and after ovulation were measured in two rabbit strains (New Zealand A 1077 and Californian A 1066) having a different number of ovulations and rate of embryonic loss. Maximal concentrations and total secreted amounts before ovulation were slightly higher in New Zealand, but the difference was not significant. No relationship between the number of ovulations and the increase in plasma LH or FSH level was found in either strain. In most cases, there was no
more » ... ionship between gonadotropic surge and early embryonic loss. Introduction.
doi:10.1051/rnd:19830504 fatcat:ptcxzsrkpnc6hcbmsr3h7imm2y