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How to identify and prevent repeat breeding ?

Identification and Preventive measures for repeat breeding Identification If the cows are not conceiving even after subsequent inseminations, repeat breeding can be suspected. By testing the color and quality of the vaginal discharge, we can identify whether the cow has any uterus infections. Whiteside test : Uterus infections without visible symptoms can be identified using this test. Phenolsulfonphthalein test, endometrial biopsy, ultrasonic scanning, cervical mucus test, etc be used to identify reproductive aberrations.  Methods to prevent repeat breeding Avoid inseminations in subsequent heat cycles, instead of that, give sexual rest. This method has been found efficient to tackle this plight. Sexual rest leads to increased flow of White Blood Cells to the infected cells and will initiate repairs. Artificial Insemination should be done by recognized institutions.  Repeat breeding caused by late ovulation can be surmounted by inseminating twice keeping 24 hours. Inseminating once ea

Why has conception in cows come to a Himalayan task? Know the reasons

  Why has conception in cows come to a Himalayan task? Know the reasons R Anantha Krishnan                 Image source: The New Indian Express A major component in a profitable dairy farm is high milk-yielding animals. Along with that, it is equally important to ensure the reproductive health of your dairy animals.  A cow that conceives in one or two inseminations is an asset for a dairy farmer or an entrepreneur. Nowadays, almost 30% of the cattle in dairy farms are sold due to repeated breeding requirements. If a cattle is not conceived even after 2-3 inseminations, such animals are called repeat breeders. Why the repeat breeding trend is rising? It is a complex task to identify the reasons specifically, but we can say that 25% of repeated breeding is due to fetal death and 15% is due to failure to fertilize. Image Source: Farmers Weekly The need to avoid repeat breeding. The average duration of heat cycles in cows is 21 days. If the heat duration completes without conception, it’s