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Evaluation of Ovsynch versus modified Ovsynch program on pregnancy rate in water buffaloes: a meta-analysis.

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Abstract


  • Ovsynch is a widely accepted estrus synchronization protocol for improving the reproductive performance of water buffaloes who manifest low reproductive efficiency. Recently, some modified protocols based on Ovsynch such as 2 injections of prostaglandin 14 days apart following the Ovsynch are also introduced to enhance the reproductive potential of this species. In the present study, a meta-analytical assessment was performed with the objective to evaluate the reproductive performance of water buffaloes synchronized with Ovsynch or modified Ovsynch programs. Meta-analysis of the fixed or random effects model was determined by the heterogeneity among the studies. Reproductive outcome of interest was pregnancy per artificial insemination (P/AI) measured on day 25 (25-100). A total of 32 articles including 4003 buffaloes using either Ovsynch or modified Ovsynch protocol were reviewed. In the random effects model for buffaloes, the overall proportion of P/AI was 42.55% [95% confidence interval (CI): 37.48-47.70; n = 3,089] and 46.44% (95% CI: 39.63-53.31; n = 914) on day 25 after AI for Ovsynch and modified Ovsynch, respectively. Results for P/AI were then categorized by ovarian activity, where P/AI was available for 3575 cyclic buffaloes and 320 non-cyclic buffaloes. For cyclic buffaloes, the overall proportion of P/AI was 47.54% (95% CI: 42.72-52.38; n = 2911) and 57.97% (95% CI: 54.12-61.77; n = 664) on day 25 after AI for Ovsynch and modified Ovsynch, respectively. In the fixed effects model for non-cyclic buffaloes, the overall proportion of P/AI was 19.68% (95% CI: 13.48-26.58; n = 167) and 33.01% (95% CI: 25.50-40.94; n = 153) on day 25 after AI for Ovsynch and modified Ovsynch, respectively. In conclusion, a benefit for P/AI is detected in buffaloes with the modified Ovsynch protocol. Besides, whichever estrus synchronization protocols (Ovsynch or modified Ovsynch), cyclic buffaloes have higher P/AI compared with non-cyclic buffaloes.

Publication Date


  • 2021

Citation


  • Du, C., Nan, L., Sabek, A., Wang, H., Luo, X., Hua, G., & Zhang, S. (2021). Evaluation of Ovsynch versus modified Ovsynch program on pregnancy rate in water buffaloes: a meta-analysis.. Tropical animal health and production, 53(3), 397. doi:10.1007/s11250-021-02828-7

Web Of Science Accession Number


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  • 397

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  • 53

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  • 3

Abstract


  • Ovsynch is a widely accepted estrus synchronization protocol for improving the reproductive performance of water buffaloes who manifest low reproductive efficiency. Recently, some modified protocols based on Ovsynch such as 2 injections of prostaglandin 14 days apart following the Ovsynch are also introduced to enhance the reproductive potential of this species. In the present study, a meta-analytical assessment was performed with the objective to evaluate the reproductive performance of water buffaloes synchronized with Ovsynch or modified Ovsynch programs. Meta-analysis of the fixed or random effects model was determined by the heterogeneity among the studies. Reproductive outcome of interest was pregnancy per artificial insemination (P/AI) measured on day 25 (25-100). A total of 32 articles including 4003 buffaloes using either Ovsynch or modified Ovsynch protocol were reviewed. In the random effects model for buffaloes, the overall proportion of P/AI was 42.55% [95% confidence interval (CI): 37.48-47.70; n = 3,089] and 46.44% (95% CI: 39.63-53.31; n = 914) on day 25 after AI for Ovsynch and modified Ovsynch, respectively. Results for P/AI were then categorized by ovarian activity, where P/AI was available for 3575 cyclic buffaloes and 320 non-cyclic buffaloes. For cyclic buffaloes, the overall proportion of P/AI was 47.54% (95% CI: 42.72-52.38; n = 2911) and 57.97% (95% CI: 54.12-61.77; n = 664) on day 25 after AI for Ovsynch and modified Ovsynch, respectively. In the fixed effects model for non-cyclic buffaloes, the overall proportion of P/AI was 19.68% (95% CI: 13.48-26.58; n = 167) and 33.01% (95% CI: 25.50-40.94; n = 153) on day 25 after AI for Ovsynch and modified Ovsynch, respectively. In conclusion, a benefit for P/AI is detected in buffaloes with the modified Ovsynch protocol. Besides, whichever estrus synchronization protocols (Ovsynch or modified Ovsynch), cyclic buffaloes have higher P/AI compared with non-cyclic buffaloes.

Publication Date


  • 2021

Citation


  • Du, C., Nan, L., Sabek, A., Wang, H., Luo, X., Hua, G., & Zhang, S. (2021). Evaluation of Ovsynch versus modified Ovsynch program on pregnancy rate in water buffaloes: a meta-analysis.. Tropical animal health and production, 53(3), 397. doi:10.1007/s11250-021-02828-7

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 397

Volume


  • 53

Issue


  • 3