Mississippi State University
Lemley, Caleb O.
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Assisted reproductive technologies such as estrus synchronization and embryo transfer can aid producers in meeting their goals of improving genetics, calve one calf per cow per year, and wean heavy calves. Most estrus synchronization protocols follow a GnRH-PGF-GnRH sequence. Ovulation prompted by exogenous gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) may cause the release of sub-mature oocytes and lead to decreased pregnancy rates. Inclusion of estradiol benzoate (EB) improved pregnancy rates in some studies. The objective of this study was to determine if EB affects blood perfusion of follicles, corpus luteum (CL), or uterus, concentrations of estradiol and progesterone, or incidence of standing estrus.
Dysart, Lacey, "Effects of estradiol benzoate on reproductive characteristics in beef cattle" (2020). Theses and Dissertations. 1738.