Effect of postpartum body condition on the incidence of anoestrus in dairy cows

Vasconcelos, J.L.M.; Silva, H.M.; Reis, R.B.; Rocha, G.P.; Ariconi, M.

Anais, IX Congresso Brasileiro de Reproducao Animal, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 22 a 26 de Julho 1991 Vol 2: 386


Accession: 002085499

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120 crossbred Holstein X zebu cows were appraised for body condition 45 days post partum. The incidence of anoestrus decreased with increasing body condition score. Females with 50%- Holstein breeding had a lower rate of follicular development and fewer corpora lutea 45 days after calving than those with 75- or 87.5%- Holstein blood. Body condition score had no significant effect on uterine involution.