Endocrine bases of lactational anoestrus in the sow.

  title={Endocrine bases of lactational anoestrus in the sow.},
  author={H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Quesnel and Armelle Prunier},
  journal={Reproduction, nutrition, development},
  volume={35 4},
Parturition in the sow is followed by a period of anovulation which is prolonged by lactation. Follicular development and luteinizing hormone (LH) secretion are depressed during the last month of pregnancy. After parturition, LH secretion increases but is again inhibited by the establishment of lactation. Lactating sows are submitted to stimuli originating from the young, whose intensity culminates 3-14 d post-partum (pp), and to high nutrient requirements for milk production. The inhibitory… CONTINUE READING