Induction of estrus and ovulation: why some mares respond and others do not.

@article{Samper2008InductionOE,
  title={Induction of estrus and ovulation: why some mares respond and others do not.},
  author={Juan C. Samper},
  journal={Theriogenology},
  year={2008},
  volume={70 3},
  pages={445-7}
}
The two most common procedures for breeding management of mares involve induction of luteolysis and induction of ovulation. Although both of these events are usually achieved, physiologic conditions affect the timing of the response. In a diestrus mare treated with prostaglandin F(2alpha) (PGF), or a PGF analogue, it is well documented that, on average, the interval from treatment to the onset of estrus is 3-4 days, whereas ovulation occurs 8-10 days after treatment. However, the diameter of… CONTINUE READING

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