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6.  Estrus induction and fertility response in true anestrus buffaloes using lugol’s iodine - Raman Gupta, M. S. Thakur, Arvind Sharma
Vet World. 2011; 4(2): 77-78


doi: 10.5455/vetworld.2011.77-78

The present study was carried out to see the efficacy of lugol's iodine for the initiation of ovarian cyclicity in post-partum true anestrus buffaloes. Confirmation of true anestrus in 30 buffaloes was done by finding smooth ovaries at rectal examination, out of 30, 15 buffaloes was treated with Lugol's iodine (1:50) ratio @ 30ml I/U once only whereas, the remaining 15 buffaloes were serve as control for treated group and no treatment was given to such animals. The result for induction of estrus was 73.34 %( 11/15) and the conception rate was 53.33% (8/15). This result shows that there are better possibilities of inducing ovarian cyclicity in functionally anestrus buffaloes and its cost effectiveness.

Keywords: smooth ovaries, buffaloes, true-anestrus, ovarian-cyclicity.