Stress and reproduction in farm animals.

  title={Stress and reproduction in farm animals.},
  author={Hilary Dobson and R F Smith},
  journal={Journal of reproduction and fertility. Supplement},
Transport of post-partum cows or sheep before an oestradiol-induced LH surge delayed gonadotrophin secretion possibly by affecting hypothalamic activity but not via an opioid mediated mechanism as the effect could not be reversed by naloxone. In addition, reduced LH responses to GnRH were observed in cattle during transport. In sheep, adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) also diminished the LH response to GnRH, but only when GnRH was administered 3 h after ACTH, not after 0.5 h. This finding… CONTINUE READING


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