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Cover for Reproduction management.

This chapter narrates the significance of reproduction management practices for enhancing reproductive efficiency by using new biotechnological approaches, ultimately resulting in faster turnover of the flock in a production environment. Starting from the fundamentals of reproduction criteria, the...

Author(s)
Rout, P. K.; Kumar, A.; Behera, B. K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240139)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Control of reproduction in the stallion.

This chapter discusses the reproductive activity of the stallion that is also divided into physiological and behavioural changes, both of which are closely related. Hormone patterns are the major physiological events associated with stallion reproductive activity and indeed govern the remaining...

Author(s)
Davies Morel, M. C. G.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644424)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Modern reproductive technologies and breed improvement.

This chapter covers the current and emerging reproductive technologies that are destined to increase the rate of genetic improvement, with a focus on dairy herds. Topics discussed include breeding soundness evaluation (BSE), estimation of sire fertility, sperm attributes, sperm sorting, improving...

Author(s)
Saadi, H. A. S.; Robert, C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Reproduction.

Fertility is important for all beef cattle production systems. In cow herds, level of reproduction is the primary driver of profit potential. Fundamental understanding of the reproductive tract organs and their functions will aid in identification of abnormalities and potential reproductive...

Author(s)
Herring, A. D.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645070)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Rabbit management.

This chapter covers several aspects of rabbit management. Focus is given on handling of rabbits, number of bucks to use for breeding, determining sexual maturity, breeding schedule, mating process, gestation period, factors preventing conception, determining pregnancy, kindling, care of young...

Author(s)
McNitt, J. I.; Lukefahr, S. D.; Cheeke, P. R.; Patton, N. M.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640129)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change: effects on animal reproduction.

The amounts of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have been increased as a result of human activity, causing rise in climatic temperature. In recent times, climate has been changing faster than ever; as a result, plants and animals are exposed to more adverse conditions and are finding it difficult ...

Author(s)
Jyotirmoy Ghosh; Dhara, S. K.; Malik, P. K.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644325)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Growth and puberty in breeding animals.

This chapter focuses on the effect of growth rate on puberty in animals retained for breeding purposes. The endocrinology of puberty in the female and male animals, factors affecting puberty in the female and effects of growth rate on puberty in the female and male cattle (heifers and bulls), pigs...

Author(s)
Lawrence, T. L. J.; Fowler, V. R.; Novakofski, J. E.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641461)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Dairy herd health.

This book is comprised of 9 chapters focusing on dairy cattle disease prevention at the herd level. Topics covered include concepts in dairy herd health, facilitating change in herd health, rearing youngstock and replacing cows, managing herd reproduction, mastitis control and milk quality...

Author(s)
Green, M.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939977)
Type
Book
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Cover for Managing herd reproduction.

This chapter covers the key activities involved in managing the reproductive herd health of dairy cattle. Focus is given on the economics of fertility, current levels of reproductive performance, welfare and ethics of reproductive herd health, public health and reproduction, underlying principles...

Author(s)
Hudson, C.; Kerby, M.; Statham, J.; Wapenaar, W.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939977)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Reproductive efficiency for increased meat production in goats.

This chapter addresses ways of improving reproductive efficiency in meat goats by reviewing data from highly specialized and less intensive production systems. The main features of doe reproductive biology and buck reproductive physiology are described. The strategies to manipulate reproduction for ...

Author(s)
Rekik, M.; Ben Salem, I.; Lassoued, N.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938499)
Type
Book chapter

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