Reproduction in the European mink, Mustela lutreola: oestrous cyclicity and early pregnancy.

@article{Amstislavsky2009ReproductionIT,
  title={Reproduction in the European mink, Mustela lutreola: oestrous cyclicity and early pregnancy.},
  author={Sergei Amstislavsky and Heli Lindeberg and Yulia Ternovskaya and Evgenii L. Zavjalov and Galina Zudova and Dmitry Klochkov and Ludmila A Gerlinskaya},
  journal={Reproduction in domestic animals = Zuchthygiene},
  year={2009},
  volume={44 3},
  pages={489-98}
}
Despite efforts undertaken to conserve the endangered European mink, its reproduction is still poorly studied. The aim was to study its reproductive cyclicity, faecal progesterone concentration and ovarian changes during early pregnancy, with the emphasis on the pre-implantation period and implantation. During the 2004 breeding season, oestrous cycle was monitored in 39 females as well as ovarian changes during early pregnancy in 22 females. During the 2007 breeding season, faecal progesterone… CONTINUE READING