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Pregnancy-Associated Glycoprotein and Progesterone Concentrations during Pregnancy Failure in Bedouin Goat from the Southwest of Algeria.
Charallah, Salima [Research Laboratory of Arid Lands, Faculty of Biology, USTHB, Algiers, Algeria > > > > > >]
Amirat, Z. [Research Laboratory of Arid Lands, Faculty of Biology, USTHB, Algiers, Algeria > > > > > >]
Sulon, Joseph [Université de Liège - ULg > > > >]
Khammar, F. [Research Laboratory of Arid Lands, Faculty of Biology, USTHB, Algiers, Algeria > > > > > >]
Beckers, Jean-François mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de sciences fonctionnelles > Physiologie de la reproduction >]
Reproduction in Domestic Animals
Blackwell Publishing
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[en] Pregnancy-Associated Glycoprotein ; Progesterone ; Pregnancy ; Bedouin Goat
[en] Contents Thirteen female Bedouin goats living in arid land of Algeria Sahara desert were used in this study. These goats were pregnant but they sustained an abortion because of unidentified causes. None of the goats showed any signs of general disease. Plasma concentrations of caprine pregnancy-associated glycoproteins (cPAGs) and progesterone (P4) were determined during pregnancy using radioimmunoassay. The cPAGs concentration was undetectable (<0.8 ng/ml) throughout the first 2 weeks of gestation. From week 3 after mating, cPAGs concentration was detectable with significant individual variations (p < 0.05) reaching a maximum secretion (436.1 ng/ml). Throughout gestation, cPAGs concentration remained relatively constant but decreased few days before abortion, on an average of 9.2 +/- 1.2 days (n = 11), except for two females where the concentrations decreased later (1-2 days before abortion). One or two peaks of cPAGs concentrations (in 4/13 and in 9/13 females, respectively) have been measured few weeks before abortion (77-124 days after mating), when a decline of cPAGs was detected. The P4 concentration increased after mating, and was high from the first week till the end of pregnancy. The P4 concentration (9.1 +/- 0.9 ng/ml) decreased rapidly (<0.5 ng/ml) after 4 +/- 0.7 days (n = 6) or 9.4 +/- 1.6 days (n = 7) before abortion. A positive relationship (p < 0.01) was found between P4 and cPAGs concentrations during gestation. Results indicate that cPAGs and P4 measurements can be used for monitoring gestation and for abortion prediction.
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