Ovariectomy-induced changes in aged beagles: Histomorphometry and mineral content of the rib

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The effects of ovariectomy on the aged beagle skeleton were studied by histomorphometric analysis of the cortical bone in sequential rib biopsies. Biopsies were taken from each ovariectomized (OV) or sham-operated (SO) dog at the time of surgery and at 1, 4, and 8.5 months after surgery. Tetracycline, calcein, and xylenol orange, respectively, were administered by a fluorochrome labeling procedure (2d-10d-2d) just prior to each postoperative biopsy to provide markers of bone formation. Analysis of sequential biopsies provided a means to follow the response to ovariectomy over time and compare each animal against its own baseline. Examination of sequential biopsies ... continued below

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Wilson, A.K.; Bhattacharyya, M.H.; Hurst, D.; Miller, S. & Sacco-Gibson, N. August 1, 1997.

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The effects of ovariectomy on the aged beagle skeleton were studied by histomorphometric analysis of the cortical bone in sequential rib biopsies. Biopsies were taken from each ovariectomized (OV) or sham-operated (SO) dog at the time of surgery and at 1, 4, and 8.5 months after surgery. Tetracycline, calcein, and xylenol orange, respectively, were administered by a fluorochrome labeling procedure (2d-10d-2d) just prior to each postoperative biopsy to provide markers of bone formation. Analysis of sequential biopsies provided a means to follow the response to ovariectomy over time and compare each animal against its own baseline. Examination of sequential biopsies indicated that cortical porosity increased by the fourth month after ovariectomy and remained high at 8.5 months. Ovariectomy did not influence histomorphometric indices at one month after surgery, but substantial differences were observed at later times. Ovariectomy stimulated a transient increase in bone formation and was increased six-fold over that of SO dogs at four months. Ribs were also analyzed for mineral content at necropsy. The rib was heterogeneous along its length for calcium content and concentration. In the midrib where biopsies for histomorphometric analysis were taken, ovariectomy induced a decrease in mass and mineral content; total calcium was decreased by approximately 31%. These data demonstrate that the rib cortical bone is a responsive site for the effects of ovariectomy in female dogs.

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  • Other: DE97008253
  • Report No.: ANL/CMB/PP--90269
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • DOI: 10.2172/515533 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 515533
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc696735

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Wilson, A.K.; Bhattacharyya, M.H.; Hurst, D.; Miller, S. & Sacco-Gibson, N. Ovariectomy-induced changes in aged beagles: Histomorphometry and mineral content of the rib, report, August 1, 1997; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc696735/: accessed August 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.