Kafkas Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi Articles in Press
The Correlation Between Anti-Müllerian Hormone Concentrations and Reproductive Parameters in Different Age Groups in Purebred Arabian Mares
Ömer KORKMAZ1, Birten EMRE1, İbrahim Mert POLAT2, Abuzer Kafar ZONTURLU1, İlknur PİR YAĞCI2, Mert PEKCAN3, Şükrü GÜRLER4, Tuğra AKKUŞ1, Çiğdem ÇEBİ ŞEN
1University of Harran, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, TR-63300 Eyyubiye/ Şanlıurfa - TURKEY
2University of Kırıkkale, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, TR-71450 Yahşihan/ Kırıkkale - TURKEY
3University of Ankara, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Biochemistry, TR-06110 Altındağ/Ankara - TURKEY
4University of Harran, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Zootechny, TR-63300 Eyyubiye/Şanlıurfa - TURKEY
5University of Harran, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Reproduction and Artificial Insemination, TR-63300 Eyyubiye/Şanlıurfa - TURKEY
DOI : 10.9775/kvfd.2019.22227 The objectives of this study were to examine correlations of serum anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) levels with age, ovarian function and fertility performance in purebred Arabian mares and to assess the potential use of AMH concentrations as a fertility indicator for the selection of breeder animals. For this purpose, thirty-six non-lactating purebred Arabian mares with no previous fertility problems constituted the material of the study. The animals were assigned to groups according to their age: Group I (aged 4-8 years), group II (9-18 years) and group III (19-25 years). Mean serum AMH concentrations were significantly higher (P<0.001) in group II (0.873±0.096 ng/mL) than in groups I (0.466±0.051 ng/mL) and III (0.347±0.068 ng/mL). Furthermore, serum AMH concentration was positively correlated with the daily increase in ovarian follicle diameter as well with mares with higher conception rates. It was also negatively correlated with anovulation and number of mating per conception. In summary, a strong relationship was found between peripheral AMH concentrations and fertility performance in purebred Arabian mares. Keywords : Mare, Anti-Müllerian hormone, Age, Reproductive performance