Dopamine and Its Evil Twin Ergovaline

  • Print
  • Email
  • Favorite
  • Share
  • Newsletters

In the horse, the hormone dopamine exerts a number of effects through its actions on the pituitary gland. Both dopamine and ergovaline, a dopaminergic agonist (a drug that stimulates dopamine receptors), can significantly impact the mare's reproductive cycle, said Valerie J. Linse, MS, DVM, of Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, during her presentation at the Hagyard Bluegrass Equine

To continue reading this article, become a member of TheHorse.com.

It's FREE and you'll get full access to more than 20,000 articles, video, free reports & more.

Sign In
Stay on top of the most recent Horse Health news with FREE weekly newsletters from TheHorse.com. Learn More

Free Newsletters

Sign up for the latest in:

From our partners