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dcrc webinar addresses ovsynch programs (2)

New Prague, Minn. (April 10, 2017) − Richard Pursley, Michigan State University (MSU) professor of animal science, will provide an update on ovulation synchronization (Ovsynch) programs during the next Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council (DCRC) webinar. Scheduled for April 28, at 1 p.m. Central Time, attendees will learn how to enhance dairy cattle pregnancy rates via Ovsynch.

Pursley and his team at MSU developed a new pre-synchrony method, G6G, which improves synchronization outcomes to Ovsynch and allows more cows a chance to become pregnant. In two studies, G6G outperformed traditional Ovsynch. Adding G6G to an already present Ovsynch program should help optimize timed AI in lactating dairy cows, according to the research. 

To register for this webinar, visit http://www.dcrcouncil.org/webinars.aspx and follow the prompts. As the webinar approaches, you will receive an e-mail with information on how to log in to participate. If you are a DCRC member and cannot attend the live program, you may access the webinar at dcrcouncil.org. Special thanks go to Zoetis for sponsoring this webinar.

The 2017 webinar series provides information-packed forums every other month. These highly regarded sessions offer attendees from across the United States and around the world access to high-quality information and interaction with industry experts from the comfort of their farm or office.

For more information, e-mail Pablo Pinedo, DCRC education committee chair, at Pablo.Pinedo@colostate.edu or e-mail DCRC at kristym@dcrcouncil.org.

The Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council is focused on bringing together all sectors of the dairy industry – producers, consultants, academia and allied industry professionals – for improved reproductive performance. DCRC provides an unprecedented opportunity for all groups to work together to take dairy cattle reproduction to the next level.

 

 

 

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New Prague, Minn. (March 21, 2017) The April 28 Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council (DCRC) webinar features ovulation synchronization (Ovsynch) programs, the basis for most timed artificial insemination (AI) programs in dairy cows in the United States.  Richard Pursley, Michigan State University (MSU) professor of animal science, will provide an update on these valuable pregnancy rate enhancement tools. The webinar starts at 1 p.m. Central Time.

Dairy cattle reproduction physiology researchers work to understand the mechanisms underlying substandard pregnancy rates. Applied reproductive research programs strive to control ovarian physiology to optimize fertility of lactating dairy cows. Through their studies, researchers develop and use information to improve the fertility potential of Ovsynch.  

With this strategy in mind, reproductive physiologists have developed programs that increase the odds of pregnancy from approximately 30 percent, following standing estrus, to approximately 45 percent. These programs – G6G, Double Ovsynch and Presynch-10 or 11 – are known as “fertility programs.” These fertility enhancements provide additional benefits, including delaying time to first service, cutting pregnancy losses and reducing twinning. 

The 2017 webinar series provides information-packed forums every other month. These highly regarded sessions offer attendees from across the United States and around the world access to high-quality information and interaction with industry experts from the comfort of their farm or office. 

The webinars feature highly rated topics from previous DCRC Annual Meetings, as well as other areas of importance. For the first time, DCRC will offer a webinar in Portuguese, which is slated for Oct. 27.

Like last year, DCRC will offer a webinar in Spanish on Dec. 15. Each webinar begins at 1 p.m. Central Time. 

For more information, e-mail Pablo Pinedo, DCRC education committee chair, at Pablo.Pinedo@colostate.edu or e-mail DCRC at kristym@dcrcouncil.org. Special thanks goes to Zoetis for sponsoring this webinar.

The Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council is focused on bringing together all sectors of the dairy industry – producers, consultants, academia and allied industry professionals – for improved reproductive performance. DCRC provides an unprecedented opportunity for all groups to work together to take dairy cattle reproduction to the next level.

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