5 tips for successful synchronization
Setting up a synchronization program doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, it can make your life easier on the dairy. Work with your veterinarian to find a protocol that fits your schedule. However, don’t forget that it is just as important to educate your employees so they are able to stick to protocols. Protocol drift can result in lower conception rates, missed inseminations and wasted opportunity.
Follow these five tips for easier on-label administration and protocol compliance:
2. Train and regularly retrain employees on synchronization protocols and protocol compliance.
3. Identify cows enrolled in a synchronization program. Keep accurate records and good ID tags to be sure the
4. Use color-coded bottles and different-sized syringes to identify the specific product.
5. Use the smallest gauge needle allowed — an 18- or 20-gauge needle, 1.5 inches long. This allows the
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