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Role of male effect on reproductive efficiency of nulliparous Santa Inês and Morada Nova ewes raised in different regions / Ação do efeito macho sobre a eficiência reprodutiva de ovelhas nulíparas das raças Santa Inês e Morada Nova criadas em diferentes regiões

Tenório Filho, Fernando; Ferreira-Silva, José Carlos; Nascimento, Pábola Santos; Freitas Neto, Leopoldo Mayer de; Moura, Marcelo Tigre; Irmão, José Monteiro Almeida; Oliveira, Marcos Antonio Lemos.
Acta Sci. vet.; 44: 01-08, 2016. tab, graf
Artigo em Português | VETINDEX | ID: vti-722696

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Background: The male effect is an attractive strategy to increase herd production by concentrating mating events and deliveries and further allowing the adoption of genetic improvement programs. It holds similar efficiency to those chemically based estrous synchronization methods, but has the advantage of being a natural method. The work was aimed to evaluate the influence of male effect on estrous induction and synchronization, pregnancy and prolificacy of nulliparous Santa Inês and Morada Nova ewes raised in Semiarid and Zona da Mata regions of Pernambuco state. Materials, Methods & Results: Santa Inês (n = 80) and Morada Nova (n = 80) females, with age from 11 to 12 months, after being evaluated and selected, were identified with plastic ear tags, weighted and maintained isolated from males, during 30 days before experiment onset, without any physical, visual, olfactive and auditive contact. Estrous events were observed twice a day (6:00 and 16:00 h) by trained personnel, during a breeding season of 60 days, and estrous were considered synchronized when detected, within first five days of breeding season. Rams of Santa Inês (n = 2) and Morada Nova (n = 2) breeds were selected based upon reproductive capacity by an andrology exam, and were marked on the externum bone region with a wax and ink (4:1) mixture, and were marked in female lots in order to identify females in [...](AU)
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