Flashcards in Feline Estrous Cycle Deck (16)
What does it mean to be an induced ovulator?
The animal requires mating to ovulate
Are cats short or long day breeders?
Long day - breed during janurary -september
When do queens undergo puberty
6-8 months, though if they are born midseason, they may be late bloomers to undergo puberty during the long day cycle
When does anestrus occur for queens?
october - december
Describe the time frame of each stage of the estrous cycle (proestrus, estrus, post-estrus, diestrus)
Proestrus - <2 days
Estrus - 7-9 days
Post-Estrus (non-ovulatory interestrus) - 4-9 days
- If pseudopregnant, 35-40 days
- If pregnant, 60 days
How can we induce ovulation during anestrus is queens?
Artificial lighting for 14+ hours a day can maintain cycling
What hormonal changes occur during proestrus?
What behavior does a queen display during proestrus?
It is typical estrus behavior, but they reject the advances of the Tom
What is proestrus?
The period of follicular development
What is estrus?
The period of sexual receptivity
How long does estrus last in queens?
7-9 days with or without inducing ovulation
In what scenario does nymphomania occur in queens?
When follicular waves overlap
What is the dominant hormone during estrus?
What behaviors do queens display during estrus?
Face rubbing, rolling, lordosis, kneading, elevation of perineum, and vocalization
What is the dominant hormone during diestrus