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bp0004rdr10 | Comparative Reproductive Function: Implications for Management | REDR1998

Implications of recent advances in reproductive physiology for reproductive management of goats

Chemineau P , Baril G , Leboeuf B , Maurel MC , Roy F , Pellicer-Rubio M , Malpaux B , Cognie Y

The control of reproduction in goats is interesting for technical reasons (synchronization of kiddings, adjustment to forage availability or to economy), and for genetic reasons (identification and dissemination of improved genotypes). The use of short-light rhythms leads to markedly increased production of semen per buck and prevents occurrence of a ‘resting’ season. Recent identification of a bulbourethral lipase in goat spermatozoa opens new perspectives in sperm ...