MSD Reproduction Fact Sheets Share
The design on the MSD Reproduction Fact Sheets is to provide the professional with specific actions to solve reproductive inefficiencies caused by the four key areas identified to achieve the most positive reproductive results: the environment of the cow, farm management practices, host resistance, and infectious diseases.
The environment a cow lives in affects reproduction. Comfortable cubicles with enough space for walking and at the feed-fence, non-slippery, soft and dry floors, prevention of heat stress, etc. can make a difference.
Management aspects of fertility such as heat detection, AI technique, synchronization, breeding, culling, and treatment strategies are crucial aspects for the reproduction efficiency of the cows and heifers in the herd.
Host resistance, the capacity of a cow to respond to stressors, plays a significant role in reproduction, specifically in the metabolically challenging transition period. To prevent endometritis, mastitis, lameness, and ovarian disorders, good nutrition and feeding are some of the most crucial aspects to support reproductive success.
Infectious diseases mainly affect reproduction through causing early embryonic death or abortion of the fetus in pregnant animals.