Restricting calf presence without suckling compared with weaning prolongs postpartum anovulation in beef cattle.

@article{Hoffman1996RestrictingCP,
  title={Restricting calf presence without suckling compared with weaning prolongs postpartum anovulation in beef cattle.},
  author={David P Hoffman and Jeffrey S. Stevenson and J Ernest Minton},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={1996},
  volume={74 1},
  pages={190-8}
}
To determine how continued presence of a calf affected duration of postpartum anovulation, 23 udder-intact cows and their calves were assigned to three treatments on d 4 to 9 postpartum (experimental d 0). The treatments were 1) calf present with unlimited contact with its dam (n = 8), 2) calf restricted to noninguinal contact with its dam (n = 8), and 3) calf weaned from its dam (n = 7). Calves in the calf-present and calf-restricted treatments were weaned after 5 wk. Based on daily… CONTINUE READING