Le comportement sexuel de l'étalon

Sue M. McDonnell

Prat Vet Equine, 1999, Vol 31 No. 122 p17-24

    The mature stallion evolves in the wild amongst a group of several females or harem.  His sexual behavior is a widely modified in stud farms.  Assisted mounting or the collection of sperm require a learning process and firm and respectful handling.  The stimuli mares, the mounting dummy, the assistant affect the efficiency of reproduction.  Sexual behaviour disorders encountered in the stud can be psychological (disinterest, aggressiveness) or physical (nervous or musculo-skeletal lesions).  Treating the behaviour disorder requires skilful dressage sessions and gaining confidence.