An official journal of the Society for Biology of Reproduction and the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of Polish Academy of Sciences in Olsztyn

December 2014 (No. 4) Volume 14

Short-term glutamate administration positively affects the number of antral follicles and the ovulation rate in cyclic adult goats

César A. Meza-Herrera a,*, Antonio González-Velázquez a, Francisco G. Veliz-Deras b, Rafael Rodríguez-Martínez b, Gerardo Arellano-Rodriguez b, Juan M. Serradilla c, Antón García-Martínez c, Leonel Avendaño-Reyes d, Ulises Macías-Cruz d

a Chapingo Autonomous University, Regional Universitary Unit on Arid Lands, A.P. No. 8, Bermejillo, Durango, Mexico

b Antonio Narro Autonomous University, Periférico Raúl López Sánchez and Carretera a Santa Fe, Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico

c University of Córdoba, Animal Production Department, Campus Rabanales, Cordoba, Spain

d Baja California Autonomous University – ICA, Mexicali, BC, Mexico

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The acute effects of short-term glutamate administration on the number of antral follicles and ovulation rate were examined in adult goats. Neither live weight (44.5 ± 1.3 kg) nor body condition (3.3 ± 0.8 units) differed between the control (untreated) and glutamate-treated (0.175 mg/kg) animals (p > 0.05). However, the number of antral follicles (3.4 vs. 2.1, p = 0.05) and ovulation rate (2.5 vs. 1.5, p = 0.05) was higher in the glutamate-administered group than in the controls.

Reproductive Biology, 2014 14 (4): 298-301.

* Corresponding author at: Galeana 585 Poniente, Colonia Centro, Lerdo 35150, Durango, Mexico. E-mail addresses:, (C.A. Meza-Herrera)