Report8#2 - animal’s reproductive system This helps in herd maintenance since we can control when the parturition happens we can be sure that all

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Theresa Gorecki ANS 069 3-11-08 Question # 2 I learned that humans have the ability to control parturition in most livestock species. This is done through the use of various hormones depending on the species. For example, ewes would be given dexamethasone on days 141 to 144. The hormones are given a bit early so that we can be sure to be able to maintain control of the
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Unformatted text preview: animal’s reproductive system. This helps in herd maintenance, since we can control when the parturition happens, we can be sure that all animals will as close to the same age as possible, and therefore will be closer to the same size as well as have the same nutrient requirements....
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course ANS 069 taught by Professor Fogwell during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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