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Reproductive Immunization Of Domestic And Wild Animals: Review

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Melkamu Bezabih Yitbarek, Fekadu Regasa



Index Terms: immunization, fertility, reproductive hormones, and reproductive gametes



ABSTRACT: This review was carried out to provide a piece of information about reproductive immunization on domestic and wild animals. The immune system of animals plays an important role in reproduction. For inducing or controlling fertility according to human’s desire, interventions of immunization are an important aspect of management in domestic and wild animals. Immunization against reproductive hormones such as gonadotrophic hormones, gonadal steroids, oxytocin, prostaglandin F2α, inhibin, luteinising hormone releasing hormone, luteinising hormone, follicle stimulating hormone has provided a significant effect on reproduction of animals. Immunisation against gamete antigens such as against sperm antigens and zona pellucida antigens has shown also a profound effect on reproduction of domestic animals (cattle, sheep, goats, poultry, pigs, horses) and on wild lives. Therefore carrying out different types of reproductive immunization based on their scientific perspectives and procedures with a great precaution helps to induce or suppress of fertility in animal reproduction.



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