Improved prediction of ovulation time may increase pregnancy rates to artificial insemination in lactating dairy cattle.

@article{Hockey2010ImprovedPO,
  title={Improved prediction of ovulation time may increase pregnancy rates to artificial insemination in lactating dairy cattle.},
  author={C D Hockey and John Murray Morton and Scott T. Norman and M R Mcgowan},
  journal={Reproduction in domestic animals = Zuchthygiene},
  year={2010},
  volume={45 6},
  pages={e239-48}
}
A prospective observational study was conducted in two Australian dairy herds to assess the potential for improving pregnancy rates (proportions of inseminations that result in pregnancy) to artificial insemination (AI) if the time of ovulation could be predicted with more certainty. Herd 1 calved year-round and inseminations were performed during two periods each day. Herd 2 calved during autumn-winter and inseminations were performed only after the morning milking each day. In both herds, the… CONTINUE READING