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Tag Archive 'Reproduction'

Ah, United States’ medicine vs. European medicine, the war rages on. The battleground I’ll discuss today: elective sterilization of the female reproductive tract. This discussion came up in JAVMA recently, and I felt it warranted a look from a future vet. Granted I don’t have all the information and education here, but given that I’ve [...]

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Just a short one here today. Not too much interesting going on in a study that supports the null, but the methods are great. This study looked at the affect that one or two rectal palpations to determine pregnancy had on embryo viability. I can see why there would be a question, it seems like [...]

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I recently had a professor tell me that if I didn’t let them know if I made it into vet school, they would forever curse me with fat, in heat, Labrador spays for the rest of my career. I can think of few fates worse for a future veterinarian (though I did mention that the [...]

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The more I read, the more I’m extremely grateful for the rigor that my reproduction class required. None of this would have made sense to me last year, and it’s amazing how many of the details I’ve been able to keep in my conscious memory. I’m sad that I’m missing the advanced repro course offered [...]

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Sexed semen has the potential to completely change the industry. If pregnancy rates with altered semen continue to improve, we could see not only major efficiency upgrades in cattle production, but the reduction of many practices animal rights groups would like to see end. A great example is the veal industry, which is perpetuated not [...]

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