Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 46 issue 2 (june 2012) : 184-186


Sowmya Narayan, M. Narayana Swamy, Srikrishna Isloor, T. Veena, K. Jayakumar, , H.D. Narayana Swamy
1Department of Veterinary Physiology Veterinary College, Hebbal, Bangalore – 560 024, India
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Cite article:- Narayan Sowmya, Swamy Narayana M., Isloor Srikrishna, Veena T., Jayakumar K., Swamy Narayana H.D. (2024). ESTRADIOL-17b LEVELS IN THE OVARIAN FOLLICULAR FLUID OF ANKAMALI PIGS. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 46(2): 184-186. doi: .
A study was carried out to determine the estradiol-17b levels in the follicular fluid in relation to the size of ovarian antral follicles in Ankamali pigs. The ovaries were collected from apparently healthy, non pregnant and cyclic Ankamali pigs in the age group of 2 to 5 years which were brought for slaughtering at civil meat processing and production centre, Frazer town, Bangalore during the months of February to May, 2010. The surface antral follicles on the ovaries were classified into three groups on the basis of their diameter, viz., Group I (small, 3 ± 0.43 ng/ml) differed non-significantly when compared with small and large follicles. It was concluded that the levels of estradiol-17b in the ovarian follicular fluid of Ankamali pig increases with the size of follicles.
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