Control of estrus and progesterone levels in heifers given intravaginal progesterone coils and injections of progesterone and estrogen.

Abstract

Fifty-three mature Hereford-cross heifers, which were between day 0 and 3 of the estrous cycle, each had silastic coils containing 2.1 g progesterone inserted into the vagina where they remained for 12 days. Animals were assigned to treatment groups and were injected with (1) 5 mg estradiol benzoate, (2) as (1) + 50 mg progesterone or (3) as (1) + 200 mg… (More)

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