Sexual behavior in ewes and other domestic ruminants.

  title={Sexual behavior in ewes and other domestic ruminants.},
  author={Claude Fabre-Nys and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Gelez},
  journal={Hormones and behavior},
  volume={52 1},
Similarities as well as differences across species in the control of sexual behavior are helping to fully understand the subtle relations between physiology and eco-ethological constraints and how the brain integrates such information. We will illustrate this with sexual behavior in domestic ruminants and especially ewes. Females of these species like humans, but unlike rodents, have a long luteal phase. A prolonged exposure to progesterone (Pg) before the preovulatory estradiol rise is… CONTINUE READING


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