Uterine responses to early pre-attachment embryos in the domestic dog and comparisons with other domestic animal species.

Abstract

In the dog, there is no luteolysis in the absence of pregnancy. Thus, this species lacks any anti-luteolytic endocrine signal as found in other species that modulate uterine function during the critical period of pregnancy establishment. Nevertheless, in the dog an embryo-maternal communication must occur in order to prevent rejection of embryos. Based on… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/biolre/iox063

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