Prevention of embryonic mortality in cattle

Prevention of embryonic mortality in cattle goes well beyond therapeutic pharmaceutical options and should include:

  1. Adequate nutrition to avoid energy deficits and metabolic diseases
  2. Early and adequate treatment of uterine disorders
  3. Prevention of infections such as BVD and IBR through free status or vaccination
  4. Minimizing effects of high temperatures on reproduction through housing modifications and cooling
  5. Ensuring timely ovulation through pharmacological induction at AI or through oestrus and ovulation synchronisation systems
  6. Pharmacological treatments aiming at support of luteal function and prevention of precocious luteolysis