oa Agroanimalia - Effect of intravaginal MAP impregnated sponges and PMS on Merino ewes during the breeding season: II. A bacteriological investigation

Volume 1, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0302-7104



A bacteriological examination was conducted on vaginal specimens taken from 36 Merino ewes immediately before insertion of a 60 mg 6 a methyl - 17 a acetoxyprogesterone (MAP) impregnated sponge and again 14 days later, immediately after the removal of the sponge. At the latter stage, 24 of these ewes also received a subcutaneous injection of 250 or 500 l.U. pregnant mare serum (PMS) to improve synchronized oestrus and ovulation.

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