Journal of Steroids & Hormonal Science

Journal of Steroids & Hormonal Science
Open Access

ISSN: 2157-7536


Satué K

Satué K
School of Veterinary Medicine, University CEU-Cardenal Herrera,
Av. Seminary, s/n, 46113 Moncada, Valencia

  • Review Article
    A Review of the Estrous Cycle and the Neuroendocrine Mechanisms in the Mare
    Author(s): Satué K and Gardón JCSatué K and Gardón JC

    With an understanding of basic reproductive science, veterinarians and breeders can be better positioned to achieve their goals. It is important to understand the heat or estrus cycle in order to maximize the chances of success when breeding the mare. Reproductive activity in horses is seasonally dependent, as it is primarily affected by the length of daylight. Therefore the mare has a seasonally polyestrous type of estrous cycle. This means they have breeding season in which they have multiple heat cycles, is receptive to the stallion and ovulates; and a period where they will not go into heat or anestrus. During the anestrus period, most mares show no behavioral signs of sexual receptivity and fail to develop follicles that ovulate. There are exceptions in that a small percentage of mares that do not express a seasonal pattern in that they stay both behaviorally and physiologically .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7536.1000115

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