Sensitivity of female rabbits to changes in photoperiod as measured by pheromone emission

Newborn rabbits are completely dependent on a pheromone on the mother's belly for the release of nipple-search behaviour and suckling. Using the stereotyped behavioural response of the pups as a bioassay it could be shown that: 1. In non-breeding does pheromone emission is stimulated by experimental long day and suppressed by experimental short day… (More)