Course detail

LZT5860 - Physiology of Reproduction and Reproductive Management of Cattle

Credit hours

In-class work
per week
per week
4 weeks
60 hours

Roberto Sartori Filho

Increase knowledge of issues related to reproductive management of cows, to properly train
professionals for research activities and / or teaching in livestock production area.

Use programs for management of dairy and beef herds, such as AGENDA and DAIRY COMP 305.
Reproductive physiology. Action of the main hormones and metabolites on reproduction. Body condition,
energy balance and cyclicity in cows. Dry matter intake and metabolism of steroid hormones. Special
features of the reproductive physiology of the high-producing dairy cow and beef cows. Nutritional
management and / or reproductive strategies to increase reproductive efficiency in cattle. Estrus and /
or ovulation synchronization protocols for artificial insemination.

GONÇALVES, P. B. D; FIGUEIREDO, J. R.;FREITAS, V. J. F. Biotécnicas aplicadas à reprodução animal.
Varela Editora, São Paulo, 2002. 340p.
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 journals related to animal reproduction, such as:
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.