Estrous behavior and detection in cattle.

  title={Estrous behavior and detection in cattle.},
  author={R. D. Allrich},
  journal={The Veterinary clinics of North America. Food animal practice},
  volume={9 2},
  • R. D. Allrich
  • Published 1993 in
    The Veterinary clinics of North America. Food…
Hormonal events determine the timing and maximum duration of estrous behavior, whereas environmental and social factors modulate or completely inhibit the expression of estrus. The efficiency of estrous detection can be improved on most livestock farms if more effort is given to visual observations of estrous behavior. Heat detection aids can be of value if used as a supplement to visual observations. Knowledge of factors that inhibit estrus can help producers avoid or minimize situations that… CONTINUE READING