Cow Disposition Affects Pregnancy Rate

By Gary Veserat, MS, PAS on Tue, Jun 11, 2019 @ 08:30 AM

Written by Glenn Selk, PhD. Beef Cattle Specialist Emeritus with the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service.

beef cow + calf

Now we have another good excuse to cull cows due to bad temperament. Producers that routinely breed cows artificially realize that cows that are unruly and nervous are less likely to conceive to artificial insemination. Presumably, the lowered conception rates were because they have been stressed as they are passed through the working facilities and restrained while being synchronized and inseminated. Research trials indicate, even in the serenity of a natural breeding pasture, cows with bad dispositions are less likely to conceive when mated with bulls.

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Ibex® Makes A Trip To Theriogenology Society Conference

By Jim Turner on Mon, Aug 12, 2013 @ 12:41 PM

Ibex Trade Show BoothLast week our company was excited to be a part of and be an exhibitor at the Theriogeneology Society conference in Louisville, Kentucky. Theriogenology is a specialized field as we find at Wikipedia:

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IBEX Portable Ultrasound: Scan a Bovine Umbilical Abscess

By Mia Varra on Fri, Sep 16, 2011 @ 04:26 AM

Attached are some bovine ultrasound scans from an umbilical abscess in a 3 month old beef heifer calf on grass submitted by Dr. Paul Chard, Brush Colorado (Follow Dr Chard on twitter @CattleVet)

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