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1 Female Reproductive System APC 100 Winter 2007 Stuart Meyers, DVM, PhD Department of Anatomy, Physiology, and Cell Biology School of Veterinary Medicine UC Davis Office: 2319 Haring Ph: 752-9511 Email: [email protected] Estrous cyclicity s The period from one ovulation to the next. s Estrus = ‘heat’ s Mono-estrous, monestrous s Polyestrous s Seasonally monestrous s Seasonally polyestrus s Monovular 1-2 offspring s Polyovular (litters) days Ov Ov hormone The Estrous Cycle s Hormone dominance s Estrus - estrogen-secretion (E2) s “In heat” s Diestrus - progesterone secretion (P4) s “out of heat” s Metestrus - waning P4, rising E2 s “going out/coming in” s Anestrous (not ‘anestrus ’) s No hormone secretion s Seasonal, Illness, age, debilitation days Ov Ov Female Reproductive Organs s ovaries - produce eggs s uterine tubes (oviduct) - transport eggs s uterus - development of fetus s vagina/vestibule - connection to outside for gamete transport and fetal expulsion Mare ovary Ovulation fossa
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This note was uploaded on 09/23/2008 for the course APC 100 taught by Professor Kelliewhited during the Winter '07 term at UC Davis.

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