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dc.contributor.authorDe Rensis, F.
dc.contributor.authorMorini, Giorgio
dc.contributor.authorGarcía Ispierto, Irina
dc.contributor.authorLópez Gatius, Fernando
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-05T10:22:31Z
dc.date.available2020-05-05T10:22:31Z
dc.date.issued2020-08-01
dc.identifier.issn2300-8733
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10459.1/68542
dc.description.abstractThe seasonality of reproduction in most mammals is dictated by photoperiod, temperature and nutrition. Melatonin, mainly synthesized in the pineal gland, is generally accepted as the active mediator of photoperiod responses including reproduction. While non-pregnant heifers and cows show continuous sexual activity and are therefore not seasonal breeders, it has been suggested that photo-periodicity may influence the appearance of puberty in heifers and the onset of parturition. Further, the light/dark ratio may influence endocrine patterns of gestation and a shorter light period correlates with the incidence of twin pregnancies. This review considers specific aspects of the effects of photoperiod and melatonin on reproduction in dairy cattle and discusses the clinical applications of melatonin.ca_ES
dc.language.isoengca_ES
dc.publisherDe Gruyter Openca_ES
dc.relation.isformatofReproducció del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.2478/aoas-2020-0012ca_ES
dc.relation.ispartofAnnals of Animal Science, 2020, vol. 20, núm. 3, p. 797-809ca_ES
dc.rightscc-by-nc-nd (c) De Rensis, F., 2020ca_ES
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
dc.subjectDark-light cyclesca_ES
dc.subjectHeat stressca_ES
dc.subjectFertilityca_ES
dc.subjectTwin pregnancyca_ES
dc.subjectProlactinca_ES
dc.titleTo what extent does photoperiod affect cattle reproduction? Clinical perspectives of melatonin administrationca_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articleca_ES
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersionca_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessca_ES
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.2478/aoas-2020-0012


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