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Management of beef bulls for high fertility

, : Management of beef bulls for high fertility. Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian 19(7): 888-893,903

A discussion of the main management factors affecting bull fertility in Texas, USA, and the role of the veterinary surgeon.

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