An Overview on Functional Causes of Infertility in CowsFitsum Abraham*
Department of Veterinary Medicine, Wolaita Sodo University, Wolaita Sodo, SNNRG, Ethiopia
- *Corresponding Author:
- Fitsum Abraham
Department of veterinary medicine
Wolaita Sodo University, Wolaita Sodo
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: June 27, 2017; Accepted date: July 31, 2017; Published date: August 07, 2017
Citation: Abraham F (2017) An Overview on Functional Causes of Infertility in Cows. JFIV Reprod Med Genet 5:203. doi:10.4172/2375-4508.1000203
Copyright: © 2017 Abraham F. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Although problems in animal breeding are innumerable, infertility is one of the major bottlenecks in livestock production. In this paper functional causes of infertility like luteal deficiency due to abnormal pattern of LH pulses, cystic ovarian disease, and ovulatory defects, persistent corpus luteum, infertility associated with anestrus, non-detected estrus and repeat breeder are presented with respect to cow. It has been documented that in the management of cow, there are many times when the manipulation of normal cyclic activity ensures optimum production or is convenient for the owner by use of hormones to manipulate ovarian cyclic activity. Epitomizing under the prevailing condition increased productivity of the cow can only be achieved through success in minimizing infertility problems associated with functional cause through early diagnosis and treatment in addition to improvement of animal nutrition, health and genetic makeup.