Comparison of the Efficacy of the Administration Route of D-Cloprostenol to Induce Abortion in Undesirable Pregnancy

ÇOLAK A., Oral H., Pancarci S. M., HAYIRLI A.

Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, vol.7, no.8, pp.903-906, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Name: Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.903-906
  • Ataturk University Affiliated: Yes


This experiment deals with the efficacy of the administration route of D-cloprostenol in termination of pregnancy. After blocking according to parity and attaining the gestation stage, beef heifers were assigned to one of two routes of D-cloprostenol administration. D-Cloprostenol was injected either intramuscularly (150 mu g, n = 45) or submucosally between distal of Commisura labiorum of Vulva and clitoris (75 mu g, n = 30). Abortion and retained placenta cases were monitored within a week after administration of D-cloprostenol. The percentage of aborted heifers was 73.33 and 90 and of heifers with retained placenta among aborted ones was 36.36 and 0 in response to the administration of D-cloprostenol intramuscularly and submucosally, respectively. In conclusion, intravulvo-submucosal administration of D-cloprostenol is economically more feasible and reliable than its intramuscular administration to terminate gestation when parturition is indicated.