Breeding soundness evaluations of Senepol bulls in the US Virgin Islands.

@article{Godfrey2005BreedingSE,
  title={Breeding soundness evaluations of Senepol bulls in the US Virgin Islands.},
  author={Robert W. Godfrey and Robin E Dodson},
  journal={Theriogenology},
  year={2005},
  volume={63 3},
  pages={831-40}
}
The breeding soundness evaluation (BSE) was used to evaluate Senepol (Bos taurus) bulls (n = 495) on St. Croix over a 7-year period. Young, unproven bulls (10-26 months of age) and breeding bulls (16 months to 8.5 years) were tested prior to sale or use in breeding. Inbreeding coefficients were determined for a subset of bulls (n = 290). The percentage of bulls passing the BSE increased (P < 0.0001) with age. Bulls that passed had a higher percentage (P < 0.0001) of normal and motile sperm as… CONTINUE READING

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