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Synchronization programs improve breeding

August 04, 2013
POSTED BY: Paul Fernandes | Dairy Production Specialist | Zoetis

Stop crossing your fingers when it comes to herd check. Put confidence back into your reproduction program.

Reproductive success is measured by a 21-day pregnancy rate. To achieve a high pregnancy rate, breeding must occur soon after the voluntary waiting period. If open cows are late into lactation and there are too few for the veterinarian to check, consider options to increase reproductive efficiency.

Zoetis works every day to address these repro challenges. We’re committed to providing you with the tools and resources you need to make breeding less of a guess. Our continued investment in product research  resulted in synchronization programs, granting exclusive approval for the concurrent use of LUTALYSE® (dinoprost tromethamine injection) Sterile Solution and Eazi-Breed CIDR® Cattle Insert. These products, when used in tandem, can result in estrus synchronization for a group of cows or heifers. This allows breeding within a specific window.

 This program can improve your operation with: 

  • More focused heat detection and easier AI breeding within a narrower time frame
  • Accurate heat detection, allowing for improved efficiencies in labor management
  • Accurate breeding and calving dates of cows and heifers

Synchronization also allows for a group of cows to return to estrus after insemination for potential rebreeding in a desired time frame.

Consider these products for your breeding program. Contact your Zoetis representative and work with your veterinarian.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR  EAZI-BREED CIDR inserts:  Avoid contact with skin by wearing protective gloves when handling EAZI-BREED CIDR inserts.  Do not use in ewes that have never lambed or in ewes with abnormal, immature, or infected genital tracts.  Do not use inserts more than once.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR LUTALYSE:  Women of childbearing age and persons with respiratory problems should exercise extreme caution when handling LUTALYSE.  LUTALYSE is readily absorbed through the skin and may cause abortion and/or bronchiospasms, therefore spillage on the skin should be washed off immediately with soap and water.  Aseptic technique should be used to reduce the possibility of post-injection clostridial infections.  Do not administer LUTALYSE in pregnant cattle unless cessation of pregnancy is desired.  See full Prescribing Information, here.

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