Lisa M. McDougall

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Olfactory signals influence social interactions in a variety of species. In mammals, pheromones and other social cues can promote mating or aggression behaviors; can communicate information about social hierarchies, genetic identity and health status; and can contribute to associative learning. However, the molecular, cellular, and neural mechanisms(More)
Nine groups of bull calves (n = 5 to 6 per group) were castrated every 5 wk from 5 to 45 wk of age, and the stages of spermatogenesis were identified histologically. Prior to castration, the testes of each calf were examined by ultrasonography, and the pixel intensities of the parenchyma were quantitated. Testis ultrasonograms were also recorded every 2 wk(More)
We have determined uterine glycogen content, metabolizing enzyme expression and activity in the mink, a species that exhibits obligatory embryonic diapause, resulting in delayed implantation. Gross uterine glycogen concentrations were highest in estrus, decreased 50% by diapause and 90% in pregnancy (P ≤ 0.05). Endometrial glycogen deposits, which localized(More)
Prediction of poor-response is of equal importance to prediction of over-response in intrauterine insemination programmes. The gonadotrophin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRHa) stimulation test (GAST) was assessed as a predictor of over-response to ovarian stimulation in 81 patients. Blood samples were taken on cycle day 2 (before and 24 h after starting the(More)
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