Chemical in male goat odor drives the lady goats wild

A newly identified goat pheromone may stimulate ovulation

By Bethany Brookshire, 16:54 PM March 4, 2014

Perfume manufacturers would love to find the elusive sex pheromone. This mythical chemical would be so powerful that one whiff would send the opposite sex weak in the knees with reproductive desire.

Well move over Sex Panther, and back off Axe Body Spray. That pheromone is here, and it may send the ladies into an ovulating frenzy. Or at least, it might if you’re a goat.

Exposure to male goat hair can make female goats ovulate, prepping them for mating. Ken Murata and colleagues from the Univers...

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