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Title: Mechanisms influencing establishment of the ovarian reserve in heifers

item Cushman, Robert - Bob
item McNeel, Anthony
item SOUZA, JOSE - University Of Lavras(UNILAVRAS)
item ECHTERNKAMP, SHERRILL - Collaborator
item BRITT, JACK - North Carolina State University
item Freetly, Harvey

Submitted to: Clinical Theriogenology
Publication Type: Literature Review
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/30/2015
Publication Date: 9/1/2015
Citation: Cushman, R.A., McNeel, A.K., Souza, J.C., Echternkamp, S.E., Britt, J.H., Freetly, H.C. 2015. Mechanisms influencing establishment of the ovarian reserve in heifers. Clinical Theriogenology. 7(3):229-233.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Ultrasonography serves as a diagnostic tool for understanding what is occurring at the microscopic level in the bovine ovary. Situations exist, however, in which genetic or nutritional influences can alter the population of microscopic follicles without altering the number of antral follicles observed on the ultrasonically, because correlations between preantral and antral follicle numbers are not 100%. Investigation of the mechanisms controlling establishment of the ovarian reserve and regulation of preantral follicle growth may improve both reproductive management of developing heifers and diagnostic capabilities.