Gynaeco-clinical and physical properties of cervical mucus in repeat breeding crossbred cows following E.Coli LPS therapy

Title: Gynaeco-clinical and physical properties of cervical mucus in repeat breeding crossbred cows following E.Coli LPS therapy

Authors: SP Desai, VK Sharma, PM Chauhan, TV Sutaria, BN Suthar and SK Mody

Source: Ruminant Science (2018)-7(1):77-82.

Cite this reference as: Desai SP, Sharma VK, Chauhan PM, Sutaria TV, Suthar BN and Mody SK (2018). Gynaeco-clinical and physical properties of cervical mucus in repeat breeding crossbred cows following E.Coli LPS therapy. Ruminant Science 7(1):77-82.


Twenty six repeat breeder cross bred cows (HF×K) were studied for gynaeco-clinical and cervical mucus attributes to evaluate the efficacy of E. coli LPS infused intrauterine @ 100 µg in Group-I and II, each consisting 10 cows of mild and severe grade endometritis, while only PBS was given to six animals of Group-III. The length of oestrus cycle was shortened significantly (P<0.05) following treatment whereas it remained prolonged in control animals. The post-treatment oestrus duration reduced to an average of 2.20±0.13 and 2.10±0.11 days than its pre-treatment duration of 2.5±0.16 and 2.70±0.15 days in Group-I and II, respectively. The average number of A.I’s, which was higher prior to treatment, also declined significantly (p<0.05) in E. coli treated groups (4.20±0.24 Vs 1.50±0.16, Group-I; 4.50±0.30 Vs 1.80±0.20, Group-II). The cervical mucus of transparent colour and thin consistency was abundant with a significant decline of pH (p<0.05) from its alkaline vicinity in both treatment groups than the control. The animals found negative for white side test were 80 and 70 per cent following E. coli LPS infusion in Group I and Group II, respectively. The findings revealed that E.coli LPS therapy restored the normal reproductive rhythm in endometritic repeat breeder crossbred cows.


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