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1

What does it mean to be an induced ovulator?

The animal requires mating to ovulate

2

Are cats short or long day breeders?

Long day - breed during janurary -september

3

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

4

When does anestrus occur for queens?

october - december

5

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
Diestrus (post-ovulation:
- If pseudopregnant, 35-40 days
- If pregnant, 60 days

6

How can we induce ovulation during anestrus is queens?

Artificial lighting for 14+ hours a day can maintain cycling

7

What hormonal changes occur during proestrus?

Estrogen rises

8

What behavior does a queen display during proestrus?

It is typical estrus behavior, but they reject the advances of the Tom

9

What is proestrus?

The period of follicular development

10

What is estrus?

The period of sexual receptivity

11

How long does estrus last in queens?

7-9 days with or without inducing ovulation

12

In what scenario does nymphomania occur in queens?

When follicular waves overlap

13

What is the dominant hormone during estrus?

Estrogen

14

What behaviors do queens display during estrus?

Face rubbing, rolling, lordosis, kneading, elevation of perineum, and vocalization

15

What is the dominant hormone during diestrus

Progesterone

16

What is diesturs?

The period following ovulation that is influenced by the presence of a mature CL