Course detail

LZT5817 - Nutrition and Reproductive Efficiency in Ruminants

Credit hours

In-class work
per week
per week
15 weeks
120 hours

Roberto Sartori Filho

Deepening the knowledge on aspects related to the influence of nutrition on reproduction of female ruminants to properly train professionals for research activities and / or teaching in livestock production area. In addition, the objective is to improve techniques of public speaking and scientific communication.

General concepts of ruminant nutrition. General concepts of statistics and experimental design. General notions of reproductive physiology. Action of the main hormones and metabolites on reproduction. Action and / or interaction of glucose, insulin, leptin, GH and IGF system on reproduction. Nutrition influence on age at puberty. Vitamins and minerals in the diet and their effects on reproduction. Body condition, energy balance and cyclicity in cows. Dry matter intake and metabolism of steroid hormones. Relationship between energy levels or protein in the diet and fertility in cows and sheep. Mycotoxins and reproduction. Nutrition during pregnancy influences the general physiology and reproductive physiology of offspring. Nutritional and / or reproductive management strategies to increase reproductive efficiency in cattle and other ruminants.

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HAFEZ, B & HAFEZ, E.S.E. Reprodução Animal. 7ªed. S. Paulo, Manole, 2004. 513p.
ROSEMBERGER, G. Exame clínico dos bovines. Guanabara Koogan, 1993, 419p.
SENGER, P. L. Pathways to pregnancy and parturition. 1a ed. Pullman (WA): Current Conceptions, Ins., 1997. 271p.
Scientific articles or reviews published in periodicals related to animal reproduction such as IETS and SBTE Annual Meetings Proceedings and Journals: Animal Reproduction, Animal Reproduction Science, Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Biology of Reproduction, Endocrinology, Journal of Animal Science, Journal of Dairy Science, Reproduction, Revista Brasileira de Reprodução Animal, Theriogenology.