The use of corticosteroids to induce parturition

The use of corticosteroids to induce parturition
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Abstract

Corticosteroids have been used to induce calving in later calving cows in the New Zealand dairy industry for some years. While this helps to concentrate the calving of the herd, recent experimental evidence has demonstrated that it can also be applied in association with an extended mating period to reduce herd wastage. The experiments on which the following comments are based will be published in full in this Journal as soon as possible: however, the mechanics of publication are such that the papers cannot appear in time for the 1977 calving season. A mating season (and consequent calving season) of about ten weeks is desirable on most properties…

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