Different progestagen treatment duration on estrous synchronization during the natural breeding season in non-lactating Anatolian black goats
The objective of this study was to evaluate the duration of four progestagen treatments on estrous synchronization and pregnancy rate in non-lactating Anatolian black goats during the natural breeding season. All does were divided into four groups according to progestagen treatment duration using intravaginal sponges (60 mg MAP): group 1, 13 days (n = 23), group 2, 11 days (n = 25), group 3, 9 days (n = 25) and group 4, 6 days (n = 25). In addition, 24 h before sponges removal, each doe was injected with 0.075 mg of cloprostenol (PGF2α) and 500 IU eCG. The goats within the same group were naturally mated at fixed time 40 h following progestagen removal, using the same breed fertile bucks (1:5 mating ratio). The total estrous response for the first 12 h, total estrous response within 60 h, time to onset of the induced estrus, duration of the induced estrus and pregnancy rate were 3.0, 96.9%, 26.5 ± 0.7 h, 22.6 ± 0.8 h and 92.0%, respectively. In terms of the onset of induced estrus there were significant differences between group 1 and groups 3 and 4 and between group 2 and group 3 (P < 0.05). The protocols used were equally efficient in synchronizing and inducing estrus in non-lactating Anatolian black does during the natural breeding season. Conclude on pregnancy rate. In addition, pregnancy rates were similar results.
cloprostenol, eCG, estrus synchronization, goat, MAP.