Content tagged "reproduction"


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...

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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