Sexual behavior of mares.

  title={Sexual behavior of mares.},
  author={Sharon L. Crowell-Davis},
  journal={Hormones and behavior},
  volume={52 1},
The mare is seasonally polyestrus, having an anovulatory period during the short light days of late fall and early winter, and beginning to ovulate as the days become longer during the winter. The complete estrus cycle is typically about 3 weeks, with 5 to 7 days of estrus and approximately 2 weeks of diestrus. When a mare lives within the natural social structure of the horse, i.e. a family band with several adult mares and one or more stallions, estrus is characterized by repeatedly… CONTINUE READING


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