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Study of copulatory behaviour in old male rabbits

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dc.contributor.author Jiménez, Pedro es_ES
dc.contributor.author Cuamatzi, Evelia es_ES
dc.contributor.author González-Mariscal, Gabriela es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2021-04-14T10:37:41Z
dc.date.available 2021-04-14T10:37:41Z
dc.date.issued 2021-03-31
dc.identifier.issn 1257-5011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/165130
dc.description.abstract [EN] Male rabbit sexual behaviour consists of a single mount followed immediately by ejaculation. In young bucks this pattern changes gradually as they reach sexual satiety in a day and sexual exhaustion after several daily tests. Little is known about the characteristics of sexual behaviour in old rabbits (aged 48-54 mo) within a day and across daily tests leading to sexual exhaustion. By using sexually receptive(young) females, changed within a session to maximise copulation, we found that: a) the inter-ejaculatory interval increased between the first and last days of testing; b) test duration was 3.1 h on day 1 and 0.5 h on day 15; c) the “miss rate” (i.e., mounts not accompanied by ejaculation) significantly increased from the first to the last day of testing, regardless of when this occurred in each individual buck; d) the total number of ejaculations displayed in a session significantly decreased between the first and the last day of testing in all males; e) scent-marking (“chinning”) frequency significantly decreased after copulation to satiety, relative to that quantified at baseline, and was restored the following day. Compared with young bucks our results indicate quantitative, rather than qualitative, differences in sexual behaviour associated with age in rabbits. Specifically, on day 1 old bucks spent a shorter time engaged in copulation and displayed a lower number of ejaculations before reaching satiety than young males. In contrast, the interval between ejaculatory events and the “miss rate” increased across test days in both old and young rabbits. These results merit investigating the neuroendocrine mechanisms underlying the display of such an active sexual behaviour by old rabbit bucks. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported by CINVESTAV (Center for Research and Advanced Studies, National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico), Annual Budget. es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Universitat Politècnica de València es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof World Rabbit Science es_ES
dc.rights Reconocimiento - No comercial - Compartir igual (by-nc-sa) es_ES
dc.subject Sexual satiety es_ES
dc.subject Copulation es_ES
dc.subject Ageing es_ES
dc.subject Scent-marking es_ES
dc.subject Ejaculation es_ES
dc.subject Rabbits es_ES
dc.title Study of copulatory behaviour in old male rabbits es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.4995/wrs.2021.14216
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Jiménez, P.; Cuamatzi, E.; González-Mariscal, G. (2021). Study of copulatory behaviour in old male rabbits. World Rabbit Science. 29(1):41-50. https://doi.org/10.4995/wrs.2021.14216 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod OJS es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion https://doi.org/10.4995/wrs.2021.14216 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 41 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 50 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 29 es_ES
dc.description.issue 1 es_ES
dc.identifier.eissn 1989-8886
dc.relation.pasarela OJS\14216 es_ES
dc.contributor.funder Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional, México


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