A study of ovarian activity in the ewe using chronic catheterization of the utero-ovarian vein.

Eighty-six adult, cyclic, anestrous and postpartum Ile-de-France ewes were placed under general anaesthesia. A catheter was inserted in the utero-ovarian vein (u.o.v.) of one or both ovaries in each ewe. The animals were kept unrestrained in pens and allowed to experience normal maternal behaviour, including suckling. Oestrus was detected with rams. Out of… (More)