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Endocrine: hormone assay - female

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Progesterone

  • Progesterone assay is an essential tool in stud practice.
  • In the non-pregnany animal, progesterone is produced by a functioning corpus lutea.
  • During estrus, plasma progesterone concentrations are <1 ng/ml.
  • After ovulation, plasma progesterone concentrations increase rapidly to maximal values within 6 days, remaining high during the luteal phase (>4 ng/ml) and decline rapidly following regression of the CL around day 14 or 15.

Uses

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Reference values

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Other hormonal analyses

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Nagy P, Solti L, Kulcsar M et al (1998) Progesterone determination in equine plasma using different immunoassays. Acta Vet Hung 46 (4), 501-513 PubMed.

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