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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com (C.A. Meza-Herrera)