Tropical Animal Health and Production

, Volume 43, Issue 3, pp 539–541 | Cite as

Bilateral follicular cysts in a water buffalo

  • F. A. Khan
  • S. U. Nabi
  • Megha Pande
  • G. K. Das
  • M. Sarkar
Brief Communication

Abstract

The present short communication puts on record a case of bilateral, multiple follicular cysts in a water buffalo along with a detailed description of its ovarian biometry and follicular fluid composition. The ovarian weight and biometrical parameters were much higher than in normal cycling buffaloes. A total of three follicular cysts were observed, two on the right ovary and one on the left ovary, measuring 4.9, 3.0 and 2.6 cm yielding 21, 9 and 5 ml of follicular fluid, respectively. The cystic fluid was deep yellow in colour with a viscous consistency. The follicular fluid concentrations of glucose, total protein, cholesterol, acid phosphatase, calcium, phosphorus and progesterone in all the cysts were within the range reported previously in normal buffalo follicular fluid; however, the alkaline phosphatase concentration in cyst 1 and total bilirubin concentration in cysts 1 and 2 were higher than the values in normal follicular fluid. In contrast, the levels of urea nitrogen in cysts 1 and 3, and oestradiol in cyst 3 were lower than the normal values. All the three follicles had an oestradiol to progesterone ratio less than 1. The results of our study suggest that follicular cysts in buffalo are oestrogenically inactive and have an altered concentration of certain biochemical and hormonal constituents.

Keywords

Buffalo Ovary Follicular cyst Biochemical Hormones 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. A. Khan
    • 1
  • S. U. Nabi
    • 2
  • Megha Pande
    • 1
  • G. K. Das
    • 1
  • M. Sarkar
    • 3
  1. 1.Animal Reproduction DivisionIndian Veterinary Research InstituteIzatnagarIndia
  2. 2.Division of Veterinary MedicineIndian Veterinary Research InstituteIzatnagarIndia
  3. 3.Nuclear Research Laboratory, Division of Physiology and ClimatologyIndian Veterinary Research InstituteIzatnagarIndia

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