Sexual behavior of farm animals

L. S. Katz, T. J. McDonald

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15 Scopus citations

Abstract

The field of sexual behavior of domestic farm animals is discussed with emphasis on studies of cattle, sheep and goats. Descriptions are provided of behaviors related to the attractivity, proceptivity and receptivity of females, as well as environmental and physiological factors influencing both male and female sexual behavior. The organizational and activational actions of steroid hormones on behavior are also reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-253
Number of pages15
JournalTheriogenology
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1992
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • cattle
  • goats
  • sexual behavior
  • sexual differentiation
  • sheep

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Small Animals
  • Food Animals
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Equine

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