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Flehmen response

[′flā·mən ri‚späns]
(ecology)
A courtship behavior displayed by the males of some mammalian species in which the upper lip is curled and the neck is extended, facilitating the reception of olfactory cues.
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In horses, an upper lip curl can be due to both flehmen (Stahlbaum and Houpt, 1989) and abdominal pain (Pritchett et al.
Furthermore, the response of flehmen was significant on vocalization in Model D (p less than 0.
Comparing across sexual behaviors and courtships, superovulated animals conducted more mountings, mounting attempts, head bumping, flehmen, sniffing, following and licking, compared with the synchronized group (Figure 1), while the synchronized group participated more in assisted head resting.
This is called the flehmen reaction and is in response to the scent of a female's urine.
Occurrence of flehmen in male buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) with special reference to estrus.
Tras los olfateos puede manifestar el reflejo Flehmen o levantamiento del labio superior.
The funny face is called Flehmen (FLAY-men), and some other animals, such as horses, do it too.
Pheromone-laced urine elicits a so-called flehmen response from a bull.
The observed behavioural characteristics were sniffing, Flehmen, licking, low-strech, scraping to earth, striking by the front feet to the earth surface, striking by the front feet to the shoulder of ewe.
This is the same organ they draw airborne scent across when lip curling--sometimes called the flehmen response.
flehmen response--A particular type of curling of the lips in stallions, and many other mammals, that facilitates the transfer of odor-producing chemicals into the vomeronasal organ in the nose.