Effects of Beta-carotene Administration on Fertility in Lactating Dairy Cows


BİLEN E., MECİTOĞLU G.

INDIAN JOURNAL OF ANIMAL RESEARCH, vol.55, no.2, pp.145-149, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.18805/ijar.b-1320
  • Title of Journal : INDIAN JOURNAL OF ANIMAL RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.145-149
  • Keywords: beta eta-carotene, Estrus detection, Lactating dairy cows, Synchronization, ARTIFICIAL-INSEMINATION, PREGNANCY RATES, VITAMIN-A, PROGRAMS, HEIFERS, OVSYNCH, PLASMA

Abstract

Background: Beta-(beta-) carotene, is the precursor to vitamin A, in particular, has some potential benefits on reproduction. The main objective of this study was to investigate the efficacy of beta-carotene administration on fertility following either prostaglandin F2 alpha (PGF) induced estrus or Ovsynch protocol in lactating dairy cows.