Psychosocial stress suppresses attractivity, proceptivity and pulsatile LH secretion in the ewe

@article{Pierce2008PsychosocialSS,
  title={Psychosocial stress suppresses attractivity, proceptivity and pulsatile LH secretion in the ewe},
  author={Bree Naomi Pierce and Paul H Hemsworth and Elizabeth T.A. Rivalland and Elizabeth R Wagenmaker and Alan John Tilbrook},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  year={2008},
  volume={54},
  pages={424-434}
}
Various stressors suppress pulsatile secretion of luteinizing hormone (LH) in ewes and cortisol has been shown to be a mediator of this effect under various conditions. In contrast, little is known about the impact of stress and cortisol on sexual behavior in the ewe. Therefore, we tested the hypothesis that both psychosocial stress and stress-like levels of cortisol will reduce the level of attractivity, proceptivity and receptivity in addition to suppressing LH secretion in the ewe. In… CONTINUE READING

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