Journal article

A Review of Recent Developments in Buffalo Reproduction - A Review

HM Warriach, DM McGill, RD Bush, PC Wynn, KR Chohan

Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences | ASIAN-AUSTRALASIAN ASSOC ANIMAL PRODUCTION SOC | Published : 2015

Abstract

The buffalo is an important livestock resource in several countries of South Asia and the Mediterranean regions. However, reproductive efficiency is compromised due to known problems of biological and management origins, such as lack of animal selection and poor nutrition. Under optimal conditions puberty is attained at 15 to 18 months in river buffalo, 21 to 24 months in swamp buffalo and is influenced by genotype, nutrition, management and climate. However, under field conditions these values deteriorate up to a significant extant. To improve reproductive efficiency, several protocols of oestrus and ovulation synchronization have been adopted from their use in commercial cattle production...

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