Retained fetal membranes in cows: Manual removal versus nonremoval and its effect on reproductive performance.


Sixteen primiparous Holstein cows with retained fetal membranes (RFM) were studied for postpartum prostaglandin release, uterine infection and resumption of estrous cyclicity after manual removal of RFM (eight cows) versus leaving the RFM untreated (eight cows). The RFM were results of induced parturition on Day 274 of gestation. Seventeen non-RFM… (More)


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