Resumption of gonadotrophin release during the post-partum period in suckling and non-suckling ewes.

The post-partum secretion of LH, FSH and prolactin was monitored in 15 suckling and 6 non-suckling Préalpes du Sud ewes lambing during the breeding season by measuring plasma hormone concentrations daily at 6-h intervals and also weekly at 20-min intervals for 6 h from parturition to resumption of regular cyclic ovarian activity. There was a constant… CONTINUE READING