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This study was conducted in the animal field of College of Agriculture, University of Basrah from 17 May to 15 October 2015, to investigate the influence of treatment of vitamin E and PMSG during breeding season on some biochemical parameters and reproductive characteristics in sheep. A total of 48 ewes included 24 Arabi and 24 Najdi, ewes from each breed were divided randomly into two groups, 12 ewes as control group and 12 ewes as treatment group with vitamin E and PMSG. The results showed an improving the weights at pre-parturition and post-parturition, twice percentage and placenta characteristics in treated group for each breeds compared with control groups. The fertility was high in Arabi treated group in comparison with Najdi breed. However, Najdi was significant improved in placenta characteristics in comparison with Arabi breed. Glucose, vitamin C and zinc concentrations in serum were significant increase in serum during post-parturition in both two breeds. Serum prolactin hormone concentration significant decreased during breeding and pre- parturition periods compared with post-parturition in both two breeds. Arabi ewes showed a significant increase in glucose allantois fluid and a significant decrease in cholesterol allantois fluid compared with Najdi ewes.


Ewes Vitamin E PMSG Biochemical parameters Reproduction period

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Kassim, W. Y. . (2017). The Effect of Vitamin E and PMSG Treatment during Breeding Season on some Biochemical Parameters and Reproductive Trails for two Breeds of Sheep. Basrah Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 30(2), 83–90.


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