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International Journal of Poultry Science
Year: 2007  |  Volume: 6  |  Issue: 8  |  Page No.: 608 - 609

Serum Progesterone Concentrations in Indigenous Nigerian Guinea Fowls

B.I. Onyeanusi    

Abstract: The serum progesterone concentrations of indigenous guinea fowls in Zaria were measured over a period of 12 months (January to December) using 480 adult female guinea fowls. The concentrations ranged between 1.04 and 3.50 ng/ml. The highest level, 3.50 ng/ml, was recorded in the month of June while the lowest level, 1.04 ng/ml was in October and December. Statistically, the serum concentrations of progesterone did not significantly (p>0.05) relate to the weights and total length of the reproductive organs. There were no uniform graphical correlations between the serum progesterone concentrations and the parameters of the reproductive organs.

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