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Hormone treatments explained

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Keith Cutler


Hormone treatments explained

Cows “not seen bulling” or “estrus not observed” may benefit from hormonal treatment to try to induce estrus and facilitate successful insemination.

Synchronizing the estrus cycles of a large number of animals may be beneficial for timed breeding programmes. Fixed time AI programmes remove the need for estrus detection, as the cattle are served at a pre-determined time.

For further information regarding the bovine estrus cycle, ask your veterinarian for a copy of the Bovis factsheet on The estrus cycle.
 

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