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Top Companion Anim Med. 2017 Mar;32(1):13-15. doi: 10.1053/j.tcam.2017.06.001. Epub 2017 Jun 27.

Effects of Cabergoline on Thyroid Hormones and Semen Quality of Dog.

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1
Department of Clinical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran. Electronic address: mogheiseh@yahoo.com.
2
Department of Clinical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.

Abstract

In this study, the concentration of prolactin, FT4, and semen quality were investigated in 5 clinically healthy fertile mixed-breed dogs (1-3 years old) treated with cabergoline (5μg/kg) during 9 weeks. Semen analysis was performed for volume, live or dead, concentration, and motility factors every week. The results indicated that cabergoline administration caused a minor but significant reduction of the mean prolactin concentration (P < .05) and did not affect the secretion of FT4 (P > .05). Further, there was not a significant effect of cabergoline on semen quality, statistically. We could not find any relationship between prolactin and FT4 concentration and changes in semen characteristics.

KEYWORDS:

canine; prolactin; semen; thyroxine

PMID:
28750783
DOI:
10.1053/j.tcam.2017.06.001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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