Content tagged "reproduction"

Goat Reproductive Failure Toxicological Factors

Goats Updated: August 21, 2013

When feeds get wet/damp, molds can grow and produce toxins, or mycotoxins, that can lead to reproductive problems and failure. Aspergillus, Fusarium and...

Fall Lambing

Sheep Updated: May 28, 2013

By Drs. Christopher Schauer and Reid Redden, North Dakota State UniversityFall lambing is a technique that can be utilized to capture additional productivity...

Testes

Small and Backyard Flocks Updated: November 02, 2012

The male reproductive glands (located in the abdomen of birds) (singular = testis)Figure 1. Reproductive tract of a male chicken. Source: Jacquie Jacob,...

What happens to unfertilized eggs in the wild?

Small and Backyard Flocks Updated: October 17, 2012

Wild birds rarely lay unfertilized eggs. Unlike domesticated chickens, which lay many eggs throughout the year, wild birds lay eggs only during their...

I have a heifer calf that is very small for her age. She was born to an old cow who didn't produce enough milk to feed her. She was put with a cow that had lost her calf. Will ever catch up weight-wise, or will she always be stunted?

Beef Cattle Updated: June 20, 2012

This calf is behind the rest of the calves because of low energy intake. If the calf has not been severely stunted, it will begin to grow once exposed to a...

What causes cows to prolapse and retain afterbirth?

Beef Cattle Updated: March 10, 2012

It is common for a cow that has difficulty in calving to bruise her uterus. The inflamed, swollen uterus quite often causes straining with prolapse of the...

How do I tell when my mare is ready to breed?

Horses Updated: August 03, 2011

A mare will show signs of heat (sexual acceptance of the stallion) about four to seven days of her approximately 21-day-long cycle. In between the heat...

Is there a chance that a mule may reproduce if bred?

Horses Updated: January 11, 2010

How long is the gestation (pregnancy) length for goats?

Goats Updated: January 23, 2009

Is there a pill to stop a pregnancy in a horse? My stallion got out tonight, and he inseminated one of my mares. I would like to prevent her from getting pregnant.

Horses Updated: January 11, 2009

We have twin calves, one heifer and one bull. Will either have issues reproducing?

Beef Cattle Updated: October 27, 2008

What does a GnRH shot do for the cow at the time of CIDR insertion?

Beef Cattle Updated: February 21, 2008

We have a cow that just had twin calves, born seven days apart. The mother rejected the second calf. Would this kind of birth be called twins?

Beef Cattle Updated: February 21, 2008

What minerals are tied to reproduction in beef cattle?

Beef Cattle Updated: February 19, 2008

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