2011 Annual Report
Conapec – members will evaluate effects of exogenous estradiol cypionate, equine chorionic gonadotropin, and temporary calf removal on ovulatory follicle size, and establishment / maintenance of pregnancy in large beef herds in Brazil. Information will be mutually shared between involved parties.
Progress on this project included final hormonal analyses of blood samples and statistical analyses of data collected in FY2010. ARS Scientist traveled to Brazil to give two presentations and work with collaborating scientist and students on analyses and publication efforts. Two presentations were also given at regional and international meetings in the United States on this research by a Brazilian student. ADODR monitoring is via e-mail, discussions at professional meetings, and on-site visits.