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Reproduction: Female Physiology 10-6-10
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Objectives Compare and contrast the female reproductive physiology across a variety of species.
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Basic Structure Differing physiology between animals that have litters versus single offspring versus eggs.
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Basic Structure Mare Basic parts Vagina Cervix Uterine Body Uterine Horn Oviduct Ovary
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Bovine versus Swine Bovine has short uterine horn and sow has long uterine horn. Why? Sow bears more offsprings at a time in one pregnancy
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Bovine Reproductive Tract How do you know its pregnant?
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Ovaries Ova – Egg Largest single cell Follicle Estrogen producing structure that helps the egg mature Ruptures and it releases the ovum Corpus luteum (CL) Site of progesterone production Remains of the follicle which produces progesterone Forms corpus albicans (CA)
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Follicles on Ovaries Number of ovaries is fixed and is decided at the time of birth
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Oviduct Infundibulum Entrance site for ova Site for fertilization Nearest to ovary Fertilization Sperm and egg
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Site of fetal implantation and development in swine, canines and felines. Short in other species
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This note was uploaded on 01/09/2012 for the course ANSC 243 taught by Professor Black during the Fall '10 term at Maryland.

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