This experiment was designed to determine the effects of sexual stimulation on plasma concentrations of oxytocin (OT), vasopressin (VP), 15-ketodihydro-PGF(2alpha) (PG-metabolite), luteinizing hormone (LH), testosterone (T), estrone sulfate (ES), and cortisol (C) in stallions. Semen samples were collected from 14 light horse stallions (Equus caballus) of proven fertility using a Missouri model artificial vagina. Blood samples were collected at 15, 12, 9, 6, and 3min before estrous mare exposure, at erection, at ejaculation, and at 3, 6, and 9min after ejaculation. Afterwards, blood sampling was performed every 10min for the following 60min. Sexual activity determined an increase in plasma concentrations of OT, VP, C, PG-metabolite, and ES and caused no changes in LH and T concentrations. The finding of a negative correlation between C and VP at erection, and between C and T before erection and at the time of erection, could be explained by a possible inhibitory role exerted by C in the mechanism of sexual arousal described for men

Oxytocin, vasopressin, PGF2alpha, luteinizing hormone, testosterone, oestrone sulphate, and cortisol plasma concentrations after sexual stimulation in stallions

GOVONI, NADIA;
2010

Abstract

This experiment was designed to determine the effects of sexual stimulation on plasma concentrations of oxytocin (OT), vasopressin (VP), 15-ketodihydro-PGF(2alpha) (PG-metabolite), luteinizing hormone (LH), testosterone (T), estrone sulfate (ES), and cortisol (C) in stallions. Semen samples were collected from 14 light horse stallions (Equus caballus) of proven fertility using a Missouri model artificial vagina. Blood samples were collected at 15, 12, 9, 6, and 3min before estrous mare exposure, at erection, at ejaculation, and at 3, 6, and 9min after ejaculation. Afterwards, blood sampling was performed every 10min for the following 60min. Sexual activity determined an increase in plasma concentrations of OT, VP, C, PG-metabolite, and ES and caused no changes in LH and T concentrations. The finding of a negative correlation between C and VP at erection, and between C and T before erection and at the time of erection, could be explained by a possible inhibitory role exerted by C in the mechanism of sexual arousal described for men
2010
Veronesi M.C.; Tosi U.; Villani M.; Govoni N.; Faustini M.; Kindahl H.; Madej A.; Carluccio A.
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