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follicular populations during the estrous cycle in heifers i influence of day

Authors: Roger A. Pierson; O.J. Ginther;

follicular populations during the estrous cycle in heifers i influence of day

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Ovarian follicles ⩾ 2 mm were studied in 22 Holstein heifers by daily ultrasound examinations. There were significant differences (P 13 mm, and total number of follicles ⩾2 mm. Patterns of the mean profiles for all follicular endpoints except the number of follicles 4–6 mm and total number of follicles ⩾ 2 mm were bimodal. The days encompassed by the first and second portions, respectively, of the bimodal profiles were approximately: diameter of largest follicle, Days 0–14 and 15–21 (ovulation); diameter of second largest follicle, Days 0–7 and 8–20; number of follicles 2–3 mm, Days 1–11 and 12–20; number of follicles 7–10 mm, Days 0–6 and 7–18; number of follicles 11–13 mm, Days 0–8 and 9–20; and number of follicles > 13 mm, Days 2–14 and 16–21. Data for the various categories were recombined to demonstrate relationships between the numbers of follicles 2–3 mm and ⩾ 4 mm during the interovulatory interval. There were significant differences (P < 0.0001) among days in both 2–3 mm and ⩾ 4 mm follicular categories. Differences appeared due to periods of higher mean numbers of follicles 2–3 mm which began between Days 2 or 3 and Days 15 or 16 and reached maximum levels on Day 7 and Day 19, respectively. There was an inverse relationship between the number of follicles 2–3 mm vs ⩾ 4 mm and between the diameters of largest and second largest follicles. The process of selection of the follicle destined to ovulate appeared to become manifest as selective growth of the preovulatory follicle with concurrent decrease in diameter of the second largest follicle and regression of the other follicles in the various follicular categories. A similar process apparently occurred early in the interovulatory interval. There was apparently selective growth of a follicle to preovulatory size by Day 6, coincident decrease in diameter of the second largest follicle, and apparent regression of other follicles in the ultrasonically detectable pool. The only apparent difference was that the follicle which attained preovulatory diameter early in the interovulatory interval remained in the ovary for 5 or 6 days, then regressed, while the follicle which attained preovulatory diameter at approximately Day 18–20 ovulated.

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