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Feline Reproduction Female cat: . Male Cat: . Puberty: average age is 10 months - varies from 4 to 18 months. Long hair varieties usually than short hair varieties. Estrous cycle type: seasonally breeder. controls period of cyclicity so breeding season varies according to day length and is generally from January to September. House cats may cycle .
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Estrous Cycle . 1 - 2 days Attracted to males Rubs head and neck on objects Vocalization, posturing and rolling level is increasing . Vocalizations to attract males, accepts male 4 - 6 days if male present, 10 days if no male Ovulation 27 hours after mating (induced) Affectionate to aggressive towards owners . 8 - 10 days Queen has not ovulated No sexual behavior during this period
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. Occurs if queen has been induced to ovulate formation of . lasts ~30 - 40 days in non-pregnant queen lasts ~ 60 days in pregnant queen luteolysis of CL at end of diestrus, estrus in 7-10 days 3 - 4 months Absence of cycling due to short day length Copulation causes release from hypothalamus causes LH release LH causes follicle rupture and . Maximum LH release occurs after 8 – 12 matings (up to ___ matings in 36 hours)
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Hormonal Changes Proestrus Estrogen increases due to follicular development Estrus Estrogen high until ovulation Ovulation 27 hr after mating (vaginal stimulation) Queen in estrus is restless and unusually friendly – rubbing up against objects, furniture, and owner’s legs. May have a appetite and more frequent urination. Any touch to the back or tail will result in a position and any further stroking on the back or base of the tail will exaggerate this receptive position. After mating, the female will release a loud piercing cry and then turn and attack the male.
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Mating Queens call or vocalize (low moaning sound) Owners may think a sign of illness During mating Tom bites neck of female With erection penis faces forward Only lasts 30 seconds, but can go to minutes As male dismounts female gives a loud copulatory call and Tom retreats Mating occurs 6 – “many” times until queen . Mating may occur for up to 4 days Queen may allow males to mate Kittens in same litter may be .
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Diestrus No if mating does not occur. CL produces progesterone (63 days, peak day 20) If mated, but pregnancy does not occur or fails, CL life only 1/2 that seen in pregnancy. Pregnancy 63 – 69 days, average = . Implantation of eggs occurs 11 to 14 days after breeding Diagnosis Abdominal palpation day 17 – 25
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Similar to other species in events and hormonal control Dystocia rare – . Uterine inertia – . Provide nest box with towels/blankets nesting behavior hours prior to delivery may see slight body temperature . restlessness, pacing, panting
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2010 for the course ANS 282 taught by Professor Balander during the Fall '10 term at Michigan State University.

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