Spontaneous uterine activity during the oestrous cycle of the camel (Camelus dromedarius)
ABSTRACT Spontaneous uterine activity was studied in three cyclical female camels implanted with balloon-tipped catheters connected to pressure transducers. Another camel was not operated upon. The frequency of contractions in both horns varied from zero to a maximum of 90 h−1, whereas the amplitude of contractions varied from zero to a maximum of 3.5 kPa during the experimental period. Uterine activity was higher in the left horn. Concentrations of oestradiol-17β increased as the follicle grew in size in the non-operated camel. The pattern of uterine activity was correlated with the circulating levels of oestradiol-17β (r=0.83, P<0.001, n=3). It was concluded that uterine activity in the camel is dependent on oestrogen level.
- Research Journal of Pharmacology. 01/2010; 4(1):5-8.
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ABSTRACT: Bilateral ovariectomy was performed in three parous, non-pregnant camels. Intrauterine and intraabdominal pressure changes were recorded using balloon-tipped catheters. Uterine contractions were induced and maintained in the ovariectomized camels by daily intramuscular injections of 5 mg oestradiol benzoate throughout the experimental period. The frequency of uterine contractions varied from 6 to 9 per minute, whereas the amplitude varied from 2 to 3 kPa in all the animals. Inducing hypocalcaemia to a level of 0.5 mmol/L by Na2EDTA reduced the amplitude of the contractions to below 1 kPa (p < 0.001). The frequency of the contractions was not affected.Veterinary Research Communications 02/1997; 21(1):45-50. · 1.08 Impact Factor