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Related to anestrus: proestrus, monoestrous


An interval of sexual inactivity between two periods of estrus in female mammals that breed cyclically.


(Biology) a variant spelling (esp US) of anoestrus
anˈestrous adj


(ænˈɛs trəs)

the interval of sexual inactivity in a female mammal between two periods of heat or rut.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anestrus - applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or interval of sexual inactivity between two periods of estrus
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
diestrum, diestrus - (of animals having several estrous cycles in one breeding season) a state or interval of sexual inactivity or quiescence between periods of activity
estrus, oestrus, rut, heat - applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity
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In other study, it was stated that GnRH+PGF2[alpha] injections positively influenced the estrous and pregnancy rates in sheep synchronized by progesterone during anestrus season (Husein and Kridli, 2003).
A clinical study of anestrus buffaloes in southern Nepal.
This indicated that selection for growth characteristics in the herd is not promoting an increase in birth weight, which it is desirable as high birth weights result in birth difficulties, longer anestrus period, and increase in cost of labor.
The use of treatments to improve reproductive performance of anestrus beef cattle tropical climates.
In mice, the oestrous cycle corresponds to the menstrual cycle while at the end of the reproductive life they enter a permanent vaginal phase termed anestrus that corresponds to the menopause.
Body condition and suck lingas factors influencing the duration of postpartum anestrus in cattle: are view.
Studies on blood biochemical and mineral profiles with the treatment of acyclicity in post-partum anestrus sahiwal cows.
Group I post-partum anestrus cows (n=12) were treated with CIDR + [PGF.
and infections (metritis, mastitis) luteal or follicular cysts or anestrus, among others (4).
Ram influence and sexual activity in anestrus ewes: effects of isolation of ewes from rams before joining and date of rams introduction.
Ovarian cyclicity in thyroid- suppred ewes treated with propylthiouracil immediately before onset of seasonal anestrus.
Male reproductive condition is the limiting factor of efficiency in the male effect during seasonal anestrus in female goats.