Elucidation of the role of LH and FSH during neonatal testicular development and growth in the boar

R Wells, A L Kenny, R Duckett, Nigel Glen Wreford, S D Johnston, M J D'Occhio

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Abstract

The aim was to elucidate the role of LH and FSH in testicular development and growth in the neonatal boar. On Day 10 after birth (Day 0 of study), animals were assigned to one of nine groups (n=6): Group 1, control, no treatment; Group 2, hemicastrated (H); Group 3, H and implanted with GnRH agonist (H+GnRH); Group 4, H+GnRH+FSH 200mug/kg daily from Days 0 to 14 (D0-14); Group 5, H+GnRH+FSH 400mug/kg D0-14; Group 6, H+GnRH+FSH 400mug/kg in PVP D0-14; Group 7, H+GnRH+LH 200mug/kg D0-14; Group 8, H+GnRH+LH 400mug/kg D0-14; Group 9, H+GnRH+LH and FSH 200mug/kg D0-14. The right testis in control and hemicastrated boars was removed on Day 15. Hemicastrated boars had greater (P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74 - 81
Number of pages8
JournalAnimal Reproduction Science
Volume137
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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