how soon after a Red Hind has been sucessfully fertilised by a Stag will it show in the corpus luteum. Is it the same period for other deer?
A Corpus lutea is only an indication that a doe or hind has ovulated, it is not a sign that she has been fertalized. When a hind or doe ovulates, where the egg/ eggs erupt from the ovary, the mark left behind on the ovary is the Corpus Lutea.
Nah, that's the corpus haemorragicum (CH)! The corpus luteum in the cow is formed from the CH and is palpable by day 5 after ovulation. Name literally means 'yellow body' and was discovered in the cow. As the gent above points out, it's only a sign of ovulation not fertilisation.
Originally Posted by 270wsm
its continued presence is most definitely a sign of fertilisation.
CL degenerates in humans about 14 days after ovulation IF no fertilisation takes place.
so if follows that after fertilisation you will see it, but then you will likely see other signs of more significance as it mere presence could be just due to ovulation