Long-term stimulatory effects of a continuous infusion of LHRH agonist on testicular function in male red deer (Cervus elaphus).

@article{Lincoln1987LongtermSE,
  title={Long-term stimulatory effects of a continuous infusion of LHRH agonist on testicular function in male red deer (Cervus elaphus).},
  author={Gerald A. Lincoln},
  journal={Journal of reproduction and fertility},
  year={1987},
  volume={80 1},
  pages={257-61}
}
Red deer stags were infused continuously with the LHRH agonist buserelin at 180-270 micrograms/day (1.2-1.8 micrograms/kg/day) for 72 days starting in late winter with the aim of suppressing reproductive function and inducing premature casting of the antlers. Contrary to expectation, the treatment resulted in a long-term stimulation of testicular activity lasting at least 2 months; the increases in plasma concentrations of testosterone were associated with an increase in aggressive behaviour… CONTINUE READING