Melatonin-, ill. Fénykiegészités alapú ciklusindukciós technikák kiskérodzokben. Élettani vonatkozások és gyakorlati alkalmazás. Irodalmi áttekintés

Translated title of the contribution: Melatonin and photoperiodic treatments for the induction of ovarian cyclicity in small ruminants: Physiological aspects and practice. Literature review

Vera Faigl, Mónika Keresztes, Alíz Márton, Zita Schneider, László Korvin, Sándor Nagy, Dankó Gabriella Novotniné, Mariann Árnyasi, Margit Kulcsár, András Jávor, Sándor Cseh, Gyula Huszenicza

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Summary. Seasonality of reproduction in small ruminants is a special biological feature evolved under evolutionary pressure, which has direct effects on production. The authors review the role of light and melatonin in the regulation of this seasonal pattern. They delineate physiological aspects of seasonality, the phenomenon of melatonin receptor 1 (MT1) polymorhism, and current knowledge about MT1 allels as possible markers of reproductive seasonality. Eventually, they summarize achievements of influencing reproductive activity by the use of different forms of photoperiod and melatonin treatment.

Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)219-230
Number of pages12
JournalMagyar Allatorvosok Lapja
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2007


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  • veterinary(all)

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