RESEARCH ARTICLES

FERTILITY MANAGEMENT OF EARLY POST PARTUM COWS WITH PROSTAGLANDIN F2 a*
C. Jayakumar and P.P. Balakrishnan



Abstract


A study to determine the effect of Prostaglandin F2 alpha (PGF2IX) in inducing early fertile oestrus to improve reproductive efficiency was carried out. Twenty cross bred cows, which had normal parturition were randomly divided into two groups (I & II) and treated with 25 mg PGF2a(dinoprost) and 5 mt of saline, respectively. !t was concluded that PGF2acould be successfully used as a cost-effective measure, for induction of early post partum oestrus, thereby reducing calving to conception interval.

Keywords: PGF2a, post partum cows, fertile estrus.