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Reproductive performance of lactating dairy cows and heifers resynchronized for a second insemination with an intravaginal progesterone-releasing device for 7 or 8 d with estradiol benzoate injected at the time of device insertion and 24 h after removal

J Cavalieri, G Hepworth, VM Smart, M Ryan, KL Macmillan



One aim of this study was to compare the reproductive performance of cows and heifers when resynchronizing returns to estrus for a second insemination by treating with an intravaginal progesterone-releasing device (IVD) for 7 or 8d when estradiol benzoate (EB) was administered at the start of treatment and again 24h after device removal. An additional aim was to document the pattern of onset and characteristics of estrus with each resynchrony treatment. Lactating cows in three herds were synchronized for a first estrus and AI by treatment with an IVD for 8d, starting on Day 0, cloprostenol (0.5 mg im) at device removal and EB at device insertion (2.0 mg im) and 24h after removal (1.0 mg im)...

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