Department of Pathobiological Sciences
Folliculogenesis in cattle and many aspects of reproductive biology in mares. Transrectal ultrasonography is a principle research tool.
Transvaginal ultrasonography is used to manipulate the ovarian follicular populations. Hormonal assays are done to assess the gonadotropins and ovarian steroids and their roles in reproductive events.
Ginther, O.J., Pinaffi, F.L.V., Khan, F.A., Duarte, L.F., Beg, M.A. 2013. Circadian influence on the preovulatory LH surge, ovulation, and prolactin concentrations in heifers. Theriogenology 79:528–533.
Ginther, O.J., Santos, V.G., Mir, R.A., Beg, M.A. 2013. Progesterone concentration when the future ovulatory follicle and corpus luteum are in ipsilateral or contralateral ovaries in heifers. Theriogenology 79:534–540.