reproductive system - femaleThe ovaries are shown here (solid yellow circles) lifted slightly out of the abdomen, caudal to the kidneys, from near the dorsal peritoneum.  The bilateral uterine horns (of the uterus) appear to terminate at each ovary via the oviduct.

The ovaries contain all the developing eggs the female pig will ever have.

In addition, the ovaries produce estrogen and progesterone, hormones essential to the female pig.


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