Influence of Ovarian Hormones on Uterine Infection


Willett et al.1 and Brock and Rowson2 reported that pyometra frequently followed the insemination of cows when in the luteal phase of the œstrous cycle; but no definite reason for this occurrence was forthcoming. The present communication gives the results of experiments carried out on cows at various stages of the œstrous cycle and also on cows that had been ovariectomized.

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    Willett, E. L., McShan, W. H., and Meyer, R. K., Proc. Soc. Exp. Biol. Med., 79, 396 (1952).

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    Brock, H., and Rowson, L. E., J. Agric. Sci., 42, No. 4 (1952).

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ROWSON, L., LAMMING, G. & FRY, R. Influence of Ovarian Hormones on Uterine Infection. Nature 171, 749–750 (1953).

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