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bp0002rdr15 | Regulation of Folliculogenesis | REDR1990

Follicle selection in domestic ruminants

Fortune JE , Sirois J , Turzillo AM , Lavoir M

Summary. Ultrasound imaging has shown that cattle exhibit 2 or 3 waves of follicular development during an oestrous cycle. The waves consist of the contemporaneous appearance, about every 7 days, of a group of follicles ≥ 5 mm in diameter. One follicle gradually becomes larger than the rest (i.e. dominant). There are several lines of evidence suggesting that the waves occur regularly under conditions of basal LH and FSH. (1) Cycles with 3 waves of follic...