Sexually active males prevent the display of seasonal anestrus in female goats.

@article{Delgadillo2015SexuallyAM,
  title={Sexually active males prevent the display of seasonal anestrus in female goats.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Alberto Delgadillo and Jose Alfredo Rosas Flores and H Hern{\'a}ndez and Pascal Poindron and Matthieu Keller and Gonzalo Fitz-Rodr{\'i}guez and Gerardo Duarte and Jes{\'u}s Vielma and Ilda G Fern{\'a}ndez and Philippe Chemineau},
  journal={Hormones and behavior},
  year={2015},
  volume={69},
  pages={8-15}
}
A well-defined season of sexual rest controlled by photoperiod is observed in female sheep and goats during spring and summer, delineating their "anestrous season"; bucks also decrease sexual activity at about the same time. Nutrition and/or socio-sexual stimuli play only secondary roles. However, the presence of sexually active males can reduce the length of seasonal anestrus. Whether it can also completely suppress anestrus has not been investigated. Here we tested this in goats in 3… CONTINUE READING
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