Incidence of short estrous cycles after weaning in beef cows


Show simple item record Ward, S. Odde, Kenneth G. Kiracofe, G. McKee, M. 2011-02-18T17:50:54Z 2011-02-18T17:50:54Z 2011-02-18
dc.description.abstract Weaning calves from cows that had not cycled after calving caused a higher percentage of cows to show estrous in the next 25 days than cows suckling calves. However, 78.3% of the nonsuckling cows had short cycles (7-10 days) compared with 16.6% of the cows suckling calves. A short cycle does not appear to be clinically abnormal when estrus occurs with the first ovulation after calving. The percentage of cows having an estrus with the first ovulation, and thus a short cycle, increases drastically when calves are weaned. Although anestrous cows can be induced to cycle by weaning their calves, the first estrus after weaning is relatively infertile. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1979 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station); 350 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Estrus en_US
dc.subject Weaning en_US
dc.title Incidence of short estrous cycles after weaning in beef cows en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US 1979 en_US
dc.citation.epage 7 en_US
dc.citation.spage 6 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1979, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 2, 1979 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid kenodde en_US

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