U.S. Department of Agriculture: Agricultural Research Service, Lincoln, Nebraska


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Published in Proceedings: Conference on Estrous Cycle Control in Domestic Animals, July 9-10, 1964. Published by the Cooperative State Research Service and Agricultural Research Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture, in Cooperation with University of Nebraska. Miscellaneous Publication 1005 (1965).


The interrelation between the hypothalamus and the anterior pituitary gland has been firmly established. It is not the intention of this report to review the literature on this extensive subject. Such reviews are available in "Advances in Neuroendocrinology" (Nalbandov, 2), and since the time of this publication many papers on this subject have appeared in current journals. For the purposes of the present discussion a few fundamental facts will be restated, but the major part of my presentation will deal with my own views of the research areas which should be of special interest to animal scientists concerned with phenomena of reproduction.