Profiles of luteinizing hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone, testosterone and prolactin in rams of diverse breeds: effects of contrasting short (8L:16D) and long (16L:8D) photoperiods.

@article{DOcchio1984ProfilesOL,
  title={Profiles of luteinizing hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone, testosterone and prolactin in rams of diverse breeds: effects of contrasting short (8L:16D) and long (16L:8D) photoperiods.},
  author={Michael John D'Occhio and Bruce D. Schanbacher and James E Kinder},
  journal={Biology of reproduction},
  year={1984},
  volume={30 5},
  pages={1039-54}
}
Mature rams of Polled Dorset, Finnish Landrace, Rambouillet and Suffolk breeding were maintained in a temperature-controlled environment and exposed to two consecutive cycles of short (8L:16D) followed by long (16L:8D) days. Serum hormone concentrations were determined in weekly samples and in 24-h profiles characterized at the end of each lighting schedule (i.e., 12, 24, 36 and 48 weeks). In all four breeds, the pituitary-testicular axis was more active during short days as compared with long… CONTINUE READING