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Horsequiz 3

reproduction

How many ovaries does a mare have? 2
What is an ovary? A female organ that produces eggs
What is the placenta commonly called? Afterbirth
Where is the pituitary gland located? At the base of the brain
What is the common term for parturition? Birth
The pregnancy process is also known as Gestation
Why is the mare called polyestrous? Because she cycles continously throughout the breeding season in the absence of conception.
Mares exhibit no outward signs of estrus during the winter months are said to be Anestrous
What is colostrum? First milk
The unborn animal as it develops in the uterous is known as the________ ??? Fetus
What is the scientific name for the egg? ovum
Much of the reproductive process is regulated by which gland? pituitary
Gestation requires how many days? 340 (300 to 400)
What are the units of inheritance? Genes
What is the term for a mature female horse? Mare
What does a follicle contain? an egg
How do nutrients pass from the mare to the fetus? From the mare to the placenta and then through the navel cord to fetus.
Created by: MrsRedwine