What Makes Girl Goats Go Ga-Ga

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Researchers at the University of Tokyo discovered that particular pheromone created from male goats head skin may smell repulsive to us, but the lady goats love it!

    It turns out lady goats go ga­ga over males'


    hairy stench!  This smell may be pretty repulsive to us humans but


    researchers at the University of Tokyo say that this particular


    pheromone activates the central reproductive axis in female goats.


     They found that this pheromone released by male goats' head skin has


    the power to turn­on a hormone in the female goats' brains that govern


    the reproductive endocrine system. They say that this new knowledge


    may one day help farmers to more precisely control the reproduction of


    their herds.  And they say that it's likely this type of pheromonal effect is


    present in other livestock and maybe even humans.