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Hormonal induction of estrus

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Introduction

  • Indicated only if prolonged anestrus, resulting in prolonged interestrus interval, is observed.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

  • Aim to exogenously provide anestrous bitches with a source of gonadotropin-releasing hormone to stimulate ovarian function.
  • Prolonged anestrus may occur spontaneously or in androgen-treated bitches.

Treatment

Prevention

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Fontaine E, Mir F, Vannier F, Gerardin A, Albouy M, Navarro C, Fontbonne A (2011) Induction of fertile oestrus in the bitch using Deslorelin, a GnRH agonist. Theriogenology 76, 1561-1566 PubMed.
  • Kutzler M A (2007) Estrus induction and synchronization in canids and felids. Theriogenology 68, 354-374 PubMed.

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