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- Munsterhjelm, C., et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Animal reproduction science 2008 v.103 no.1-2 pp. 99-106
- wild animals; female reproductive system; hormone secretion; luteinizing hormone; female fertility; seasonal variation; photoperiodism; photoperiod; gilts; hormonal regulation; estradiol; light intensity; diurnal variation; normal values
- ... During seasonal anoestrus (long-days), oestradiol can effectively inhibit the pulsatile secretion of luteinizing hormone (LH) in sheep. The aim of our trial was to determine whether the same regulatory mechanism exists in the pig. Altogether, 20 ovariectomized and oestradiol-implanted gilts (16 domestic pigs, 4 European wild boars) were randomly allocated to two treatment groups. The first group w ...