Effectiveness of different treatments regimens using GnRH and PGF2α hormones for cystic ovarian follicles in dairy local Iraqi buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis)


This study aims to evaluate the efficacy of different hormonal treatments (GnRH&PGF2α) on reproductive performance of cystic ovarian follicles (COF) in native dairy river buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) in the region south of Baghdad under field condition. Animals suffering from (COF) for about 4-8 months (n=93) were subjected in this study and divided to two groups. Group 1 (n=43) treated with GnRH hormone and group 2 (n=50) treated with (GnRH and PGF2α) .The pregnancy rate after 60-90 days of treatment was 69.7%, 78.8% for group 1 and 2 respectively. No significant deference between the two groups (p <0.05) were found. We conclude that the combination of the two hormones (GnRH and PGF2α) more efficient in treatment of cystic ovarian follicles in dairy buffaloes.