Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0013s34 | Animal disease, paradigm for human conditions | SFEBES2007

Stress and sex on the farm – lessons for humans

Dobson Hilary , Walker Susan , Ghuman Sarvpreet , Smith Robert

Research in farm animals has long been a cornerstone of our understanding of reproduction and holds similar opportunities for understanding mechanisms by which stress affects fertility. Sheep and cow experimental models are appropriate to humans, especially as detailed longitudinal studies are possible because of size and access to ovaries.Failure to realise genetic potential is a better definition of stress than ‘an increase in corticoids’; ma...