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Factors Affecting Calf Crop : Biotechnology of Reproduction - Michael J. Fields

Factors Affecting Calf Crop

Biotechnology of Reproduction

Hardcover Published: 1st November 2001
ISBN: 9780849311178
Number Of Pages: 320

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In today's world, we are witnessing simultaneous breakthroughs in reproductive technologies, genomics, and molecular biology. Advances in molecular genetic technology and understanding of the bovine genome have led to the development of tools that can be used to enhance profitability on cow-calf enterprises. Factors Affecting Calf Crop: Biotechnology of Reproduction provides a detailed compilation of current and forthcoming technology for managing reproduction in cattle.
The book discusses topics such as: approved techniques for controlling the estrous cycle in cattle; managing follicular growth with progesterone, estrogens, and prostaglandins; freezing, thawing, and transfer of cattle embryos; application of embryo transfer to the beef cattle industry; embryo transfer in topically adapted cattle; new factors affecting bull fertility; embryo collection and utilization technology, in vitro fertilization, somatic cell cloning, and genetic technologies; uses of real-time ultrasound; and sexed semen.
Over 25 leading animal scientists have combined their expertise to produce the first single-source reference that covers successful reproductive techniques that will, most likely, be the wave of the future. Expansive in scope, the book addresses current biotechnologies as they impact the production of beef cattle. Written at a level to appeal to the researcher, commercial producer, or student, Factors Affecting Calf Crop: Biotechnology of Reproduction presents you with a wealth of technologies applicable to animal agriculture.

Developments in Reproductive Biotechnology that Will Improve the Weaned Calf Cropp. 1
Bovine Estrus: Tools for Detection and Understandingp. 7
Use of Prostaglandin F[subscript 2[alpha] (PGF[subscript 2[alpha]) in Cattle Breedingp. 23
Estrous Synchronization of Cyclic and Anestrous Cows with Syncro-Mate-Bp. 35
Use of GnRH to Synchronize Estrus and/or Ovulation in Beef Cows with or without Timed Inseminationp. 43
Current and Emerging Methods to Synchronize Estrus with Melengestrol Acetate (MGA)p. 57
A Vaginal Insert (CIDR) to Synchronize Estrus and Timed AIp. 87
Management of Follicular Growth with Progesterone and Estradiol within Progestin-Based Estrous Synchrony Systemsp. 101
The Freezing, Thawing, and Transfer of Cattle Embryosp. 119
Application of Embryo Transfer to the Beef Cattle Industryp. 131
Embryo Transfer in Tropically Adapted Cattle in the Semitropicsp. 145
In Vitro Fertilization to Improve Cattle Productionp. 157
National Bovine Genomics Projects: Present Status, Future Directions, and Why They Are Importantp. 165
Genetic Technologies in Cow-Calf Operationsp. 177
Somatic Cell Cloning in the Beef Industryp. 195
Alternative Methods to Micromanipulation for Producing Transgenic Cattlep. 205
Cloning and the Beef Cattle Industryp. 219
Reproductive Real-Time Ultrasound Technology: An Application for Improving Calf Crop in Cattle Operationsp. 231
Factors that Affect Embryonic Survival in the Cow: Application of Technology to Improve the Calf Cropp. 255
Sexing Sperm for Beef and Dairy Cattle Breedingp. 281
New Developments in Managing the Bullp. 287
Indexp. 297
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ISBN: 9780849311178
ISBN-10: 0849311179
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st November 2001
Publisher: CRC PR INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.1  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.58
Edition Number: 1

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