Reproductive steroid hormones and ovarian activity in felids of the Leopardus genus.

@article{Moreira2001ReproductiveSH,
  title={Reproductive steroid hormones and ovarian activity in felids of the Leopardus genus.},
  author={Nei Moreira and E.L.A. Monteiro-Filho and Wanderlei de Moraes and W. Milton Swanson and L Graham and O. L. Pasquali and M. Gomes and R. Morais and D. E. Wildt and J Brown},
  journal={Zoo biology},
  year={2001},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={103-116}
}
Reproductive endocrine patterns were characterized in female ocelots (Leopardus pardalis; n = 3), tigrinas (Leopardus tigrinus; n = 2), and margays (Leopardus wiedii; n = 2) housed in captivity in southern Brazil. Females were maintained as singletons and exposed to natural fluctuations in photoperiod. Cyclic changes in ovarian steroids were monitored by analyzing estrogen and progestogen metabolites in fecal samples collected five times weekly for 14 to 18 months. Based on intervals between… CONTINUE READING