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Table 2 Changes in PGF metabolite and cortisol levels after induction of parturition by intramuscular injection of dexamethasone to 4 late pregnant heifers.

From: 15-Ketodihydro-PGF, Progesterone and Cortisol Profiles in Heifers after Induction of Parturition by Injection of Dexamethasone

  PGF2α metabolite Cortisol
ID Initial levels pmol/L mean ± SD of the first 10 samples Levels during luteolysis pmol/L mean (range) Max values at parturition pmol/L Basal levels nmol/L mean ± SD Levels at parturition nmol/L
Ad 322 ± 90 1878 (1134–2689) 13347 7.4 ± 1.4 33.6
B 209 ± 34 2157 (1863–2575) 21206 5.6 ± 1.7 7.8
C 147 ± 13 1323 (883–1856) 16587 7.5 ± 3.0 13.2
Dd 256 ± 18 1762 (1155–2091) 13699 6.3 ± 1.7 65.5
  1. d Retained foetal membranes