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This is a review of the physiology and endocrinology of the estrous cycle and how ovarian physiology can be manipulated and controlled for timed artificial insemination (TAI) in beef and dairy cattle. Estrus detection is required for artificial insemination (AI), but it is done poorly in dairy...

Author(s)
Colazo, M. G.; Mapletoft, R. J.
Publisher
Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, Ottawa, Canada
Citation
Canadian Veterinary Journal, 2014, 55, 8, pp 772-780
Abstract

The objective was to determine the effects of the duration of progesterone exposure during the ovulatory wave on fertility (pregnancy rate) in beef cattle. We tested the hypothesis that short-progesterone exposure during the growing and early-static phase of the ovulatory follicle (analogous to the ...

Author(s)
Dias, F. C. F.; Mapletoft, R. J.; Kastelic, J. P.; Adams, G. P.; Colazo, M. G.; Stover, B. C.; Dochi, O.; Singh, J.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Theriogenology, 2012, 77, 2, pp 437-444
Abstract

The objective of this study was to determine the effects of low versus physiologic plasma progesterone concentrations during the ovulatory wave on fertility in cattle. Suckled beef cows (Bos taurus; n=129) and pubertal heifers (Bos taurus; n=150) at random stages of the estrous cycle were given a...

Author(s)
Pfeifer, L. F. M.; Mapletoft, R. J.; Kastelic, J. P.; Small, J. A.; Adams, G. P.; Dionello, N. J.; Singh, J.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Theriogenology, 2009, 72, 9, pp 1237-1250
Abstract

The main objective of the implementation of Artificial Insemination (AI) in cattle is to produce a sustained genetic progress in the herd. Although AI is an old reproductive biotechnology, its widespread implementation is very recent and is mainly due to the use of protocols that allows the AI...

Author(s)
Bó, G. A.; Baruselli, P. S.; Mapletoft, R. J.
Publisher
Colégio Brasileiro de Reprodução Animal, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Citation
Animal Reproduction (Belo Horizonte), 2013, 10, 3, pp 137-142
Abstract

Two experiments were conducted to compare pregnancy rates when GnRH or estradiol were given to synchronize ovarian follicular wave emergence and ovulation in an MGA-based oestrus synchronization programme. Crossbred beef cattle were fed melengestrol acetate (MGA, 0.5 mg per day) for 7 days...

Author(s)
Martinez, M. F.; Kastelic, J. P.; Adams, G. P.; Mapletoft, R. J.
Publisher
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Animal Reproduction Science, 2001, 67, 3/4, pp 221-229
Abstract

Four experiments were conducted to investigate modifications to gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH)-based fixed-time artificial insemination (AI) protocols in beef cattle. In Experiment 1, the effect of reducing the interval from GnRH treatment to prostaglandin (PGF) was examined. Lactating beef...

Author(s)
Martínez, M. F.; Kastelic, J. P.; Adams, G. P.; Cook, B.; Olson, W. O.; Mapletoft, R. J.
Publisher
Elsevier Science Inc., New York, USA
Citation
Theriogenology, 2002, 57, 3, pp 1049-1059

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