Clinical evaluation of different applications of misoprostol and aglepristone for induction of abortion in bitches


Agaoglu A. R. , Aslan S., Emre B., Korkmaz O., Salci E. S. , Kocamuftuoglu M., ...More

THERIOGENOLOGY, vol.81, no.7, pp.947-951, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 81 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2014.01.017
  • Journal Name: THERIOGENOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.947-951
  • Keywords: Dog, Pregnancy termination, Abortion, Aglepristone, Misoprostol, PREGNANCY TERMINATION, PHARMACOKINETIC PROFILES, INTRAVAGINAL APPLICATION, DOPAMINE AGONIST, ORAL MISOPROSTOL, BEAGLE BITCHES, PROGESTERONE, CABERGOLINE, DOGS, ALFAPROSTOL
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The aim of the present study was to compare the clinical and endocrinological effects of different applications of misoprostol (MIS) and aglepristone (AGL) for the induction of abortion in bitches. For this purpose, 28 healthy pregnant bitches from different breeds, ages, body weights (Body weigt, BWs, 10-40 kg), and between Days 25 to 35 of gestation were used. Bitches were randomly assigned to four groups. In group I (GI, n = 7), AGL (10 mg/kg BW, s.c. on 2 consecutive days); in group 2 (GII, n = 7), AGL (as in GI), intravaginal MIS (IVag, 200 mu g for bitches with <= 20 kg BW, 400 mu g for bitches with >20 kg BW, daily intravaginally until completion of abortion); in group 3 (GIII, n = 7), AGL (as in GI), ICVag (as in CID, per os MIS (400 mu g for bitches with <= 20 kg BW, 800 mu g for bitches with >20 kg BW, daily orally, until completion of abortion); in group 4 (GIV, n = 7), AGL (as in GI), per os MIS (as GIII) were used. Clinical, vaginal, and ultrasonographic examinations were performed daily until abortion was completed. For measurement of serum progesterone, blood samples were collected in all groups immediately after the first AGL administration and every other day until completion of abortion. No statistical differences were found between groups concerning the duration until completion of abortion after treatment (nonsignificant); however, in GIL one bitch completed abortion 2 days after the start of treatment. (C) 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.