Effect of estradiol-17beta on vaginal thermal conductance in cattle. Academic Article uri icon


  • With a new self-retaining heat flow probe, thermal conductance of the vagina of four Jersey heifers and one Angus-Holstein crossbres heifer was measured for 1 to 2 h before and 4 to 5 h after an intravenous injection of 3 mg estradiol-17. In three control experiments, only the injectate vehicle of absolute ethyl alcohol was given, Estradiol-17 increased vaginal thermal conductance whereas no change occurred in control experiments. The estradiol-induced rise in vaginal thermal conductance appeared to result from an increase in rate of vaginal blood flow. 1973, American Dairy Science Association. All rights reserved.

published proceedings

  • J Dairy Sci

author list (cited authors)

  • Abrams, R. M., Thatcher, W. W., Bazer, F. W., & Wilcox, C. J.

citation count

  • 21

complete list of authors

  • Abrams, RM||Thatcher, WW||Bazer, FW||Wilcox, CJ

publication date

  • August 1973