The effects of a low dose of cabergoline on induction of estrus and pregnancy rates in anestrous bitches


Cirit U., Bacinoglu S., Cangul İ. T. , Kaya H. H. , Tas M., AK K.

ANIMAL REPRODUCTION SCIENCE, vol.101, pp.134-144, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 101
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.anireprosci.2006.09.005
  • Title of Journal : ANIMAL REPRODUCTION SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.134-144

Abstract

This is the first report of successful induction of normal estrus and ovulation in breeder bitches with as a low dose as 0.6 mu g/kg/day of cabergoline formulation marketed for use in women. Sixty-one pure breed bitches from various breeds were used in the study at their already determined periods of anestrus. Twenty-four dogs formed the control group, while 37 bitches were administered with two different doses of cabergoline (recommended dose group, n = 10, 5 mu g/kg/day and low dose group, n = 27, 0.6 mu g/kg/day). Induced estrus rates and mean treatment and proestrus durations of dogs in these two dose groups were compared.