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  1. The effects of surgical and chemical castration on intermale aggression, sexual behaviour and play behaviour in the male ferret ( Mustela putorius furo )

    Contributor(s):: Vinke, C. M., Deijk, R. van, Houx, B. B., Schoemaker, N. J.

    The ferret (Mustela putorius furo) has become an increasingly popular pet animal, yet little is known about their behaviour and welfare. Inter- and intra-specific aggression and the intense musky scent are the two main reasons why male ferrets are normally surgically castrated. However, it is...

  2. Sexual behaviour after treatment with prostaglandin-F<sub>2 alpha </sub>; in boars with suppressed concentrations of gonadal steroids

    Contributor(s):: Estienne, M. J., Harper, A. F., Knight, J. W., Barb, C. R., Rampacek, G. B.

    We tested the hypothesis that prostaglandin-F2 alpha (PGF2 alpha ) enhances sexual behaviour in boars with suppressed testosterone and estradiol secretion. After semen collection at week 0, boars received an s.c. implant containing a gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRHa) or were...