No previous isolation of female goats is required for novel males to induce a male effect, especially if direct physical contact is established.

@article{GallegoCalvo2014NoPI,
  title={No previous isolation of female goats is required for novel males to induce a male effect, especially if direct physical contact is established.},
  author={Lourdes Gallego-Calvo and M. Carolina Gatica and Irma Celi and Jefferson Guzm{\'a}n and Jos{\'e} Alberto Delgadillo and L A Zarazaga},
  journal={Theriogenology},
  year={2014},
  volume={82 9},
  pages={
          1310-5
        }
}
Goat does supposedly need to be separated from bucks before male stimuli can induce reproductive activity, ovulation, and estrous. The present study examined the reproductive response (ovulation and estrous) of does to "novel" bucks in direct contact with them and when separated from them by a fence. One hundred fourteen does were distributed into three groups: (1) ISOL group (N = 31): females that had been completely isolated from males for 46 days, and thereafter placed in direct contact with… CONTINUE READING
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