Estrous Synchronization Buck Effect

Buck Effect

Boer buck wearing marking harness for breeding

Exposure to males after a period of isolation — at least three weeks and one mile away — can be used for induction and synchronization of estrus during the breeding and non-breeding season without additional treatments in goats. The physiological basis for this response is due in part to smell and sight, with neither stimulus completely accounting for the response. It is not effective if the males and females are together …