Plasma vasopressin and oxytocin concentrations increase simultaneously during suckling in goats.

@article{Olsson2009PlasmaVA,
  title={Plasma vasopressin and oxytocin concentrations increase simultaneously during suckling in goats.},
  author={Kerstin Olsson and Madeleine H{\"o}gberg},
  journal={The Journal of dairy research},
  year={2009},
  volume={76 1},
  pages={15-9}
}
Goats are often kept on small farms where they suckle kids and are hand milked for human consumption. Our first objective was to investigate whether vasopressin secretion increases together with oxytocin during hand milking and suckling in seven goats 6-8 weeks after parturition. Four goats suckled and three were hand milked on the first day and the treatments were reversed on the next day. Blood samples were taken via a semi-permanent catheter. Plasma concentrations of vasopressin and oxytocin… CONTINUE READING