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Histology of pituitary, adrenal, and reproductive organs in normal cattle and cattle with lowered reproductive efficiency


Perry T. Cupps
R. C. Laben
S. W. Mead

Authors Affiliations

Perry T. Cupps was Professor Animal Husbandry and Animal Husbandman in the Experiment Station, Davis; R. C. Laben was Associate Professor Animal Husbandry and Associate Animal Husbandman in the Experiment Station, Davis; S. W. Mead was Professor Animal Husbandry and Animal Husbandman in the Experiment Station, Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 29(9):383-410. DOI:10.3733/hilg.v29n09p383. December 1959.

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Histological changes occurring in the pituitaries and ovaries of normal cows during the estrous cycles have been described. Changes in the testes, adrenals, pituitaries, and ovaries were found in animals with lowered fertility. These changes indicate that the lowered fertility is associated with several different conditions in the different organs and the animals have been tentatively placed in groups according to histological conditions found.

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Cupps P, Laben R, Mead S. 1959. Histology of pituitary, adrenal, and reproductive organs in normal cattle and cattle with lowered reproductive efficiency. Hilgardia 29(9):383-410. DOI:10.3733/hilg.v29n09p383
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