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Asian-Australas J Anim Sci. 2013 Sep;26(9):1247-54. doi: 10.5713/ajas.2013.13042.

Effects of sheng hua tang on uterine involution and ovarian activity in postpartum dairy cows.

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  • 1Department of Veterinary Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, 10617, Taiwan.

Abstract

The effects of Sheng Hua Tang (SHT) on uterine involution and ovarian activity were investigated in postpartum dairy cows. SHT (70 g) was given to dairy cows (n = 10) to evaluate its effects for five days from the first postpartum day. Postpartum cows fed with a basal diet without SHT were used as the control group (n = 10). Ultrasounds and blood tests were recorded for four weeks from postpartum day seven with a 3-d interval. The results showed that the areas and diameters of endometria were significantly (p<0.01) reduced in the group that received SHT compared to the control group on the seventh postpartum day. The group that received SHT had an intrauterine fluid volume mean of 1.2±0.6 cm(3), which was significantly lower than that of the control group, 2.3±0.8 cm(3) (p<0.01) on the 13th postpartum day. In addition, the uterine tension score was a mean of 1.0±0.0 in the group that received SHT, which was also significantly lower than that of the control group, 1.5±0.5 (p<0.01) on the 19th postpartum day. Taken together, the Chinese herbal medicine remedy, SHT, promoted uterine involution and ovarian activity in postpartum dairy cows.

KEYWORDS:

Chinese Herbal Medicine; Dairy Cows; Fertility; Sheng Hua Tang; Ultrasonography

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PMC4093405
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