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Meat Science

Animal Science Faculty Publications

Estrous synchronization

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Comparison Of Three Cidr-Based Fixed-Time Ai Protocols In Beef Heifers, G.A. Bridges, J.A. Walker, S.L. Lake, S.G. Kruse, S.L. Bird, B.J. Funnell, R. Arias, J.K. Grant Nov 2014

Comparison Of Three Cidr-Based Fixed-Time Ai Protocols In Beef Heifers, G.A. Bridges, J.A. Walker, S.L. Lake, S.G. Kruse, S.L. Bird, B.J. Funnell, R. Arias, J.K. Grant

Animal Science Faculty Publications

Several effective fixed-time AI (FTAI) protocols have been developed to facilitate AI in beef heifers that circumvent the need for estrus detection. Among these are the 5-d CO-Synch + controlled intravaginal progesterone insert (CIDR) protocol (5dCO), PGF2α (PG) 6-d CIDR protocol (PG-6dCIDR), and 14-d CIDR-PG protocol (14dCIDR-PG). Although each of these protocols varies in duration and approach to synchronizing estrus and ovulation, each has been reported as an effective method to facilitate FTAI in beef heifers. Therefore, the objective of this study was to compare FTAI pregnancy rates in beef heifers synchronized with these 3 CIDR-based protocols. Virgin beef heifers (n ...