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Early gestation diagnosis in goats using estradiol benzoate and its effect on sexual activity during the mating period.  [2009]

Acosta, J., Centro de Investigaciones para el Mejoramiento Animal de la Ganadería Tropical Manso, F., Centro de Investigaciones para el Mejoramiento Animal de la Ganadería Tropical López, Z., Centro de Investigaciones para el Mejoramiento Animal de la Ganadería Tropical

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Early gestation diagnosis using estradiol benzoate was carried out to stimulate the sexual activity of crossbred Saanen x Criolla goats during the mating period. Once the diagnosis was made oestrus females were placed in direct contact with animals with more than 100 days of lambing to stimulate oestrus onset in these latter. Results demonstrate that 38 % of goats showed oestrus between 1 and 3 days after contacting estrogenised goats and which were empty at the gestation diagnosis and from them 85 % were pregnant. The application of this procedure allowed reducing significantly the service period in the flock

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Ciencia y Tecnología Ganadera

ISSN : 1998-3050

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