16-Title: Influence of Murraya koenigii on the follicular dynamics and serum biochemical parameters of crossbred repeat breeder cows
Authors: A Suresh, C Joseph, T Sarath, R Sureshkumar, S Balasubramanian, S Vairamuthu and SP Preetha
Source: Ruminant Science (2021)-10(2):323-328.
How to cite this manuscript: Suresh A, Joseph C, Sarath T, Sureshkumar R, Balasubramanian S, Vairamuthu S and Preetha SP (2021). Influence of Murraya koenigii on the follicular dynamics and serum biochemical parameters of crossbred repeat breeder cows. Ruminant Science 10(2):323-328.
The present study was undertaken to evaluate the influence of feeding of Murraya koenigii on the follicular dynamics of crossbred repeat breeder cows. The follicular dynamics and biochemical profile were studied for two consecutive oestrus cycles in six repeat breeder cows. In the second cycle, feeding of M. koenigii powder @ 200 g per day was commenced on day 5 (with day 0 designated as the day of oestrus) and fed continuously for 9 days. Follicular study was done throughout the cycle, while blood collection was done on the day of oestrus. There was a significant increase in the diameter of the pre-ovulatory follicle and the intensity of oestrus the after the feeding of M. koenigii powder. The serum glucose and calcium concentrations were also significantly increased. The study concludes that M. koeinigii modulates the follicular dynamics of repeat breeder cows by improving the diameter and growth rate of the dominant follicles. It also improves the nutritional status of the cows by elevating serum glucose and calcium levels.
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