Enhanced reproduction in camels (Camelus dromedarius)

R. Yagil, Z. Etzion

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Abstract

1. 1. The bad reproduction performance of the camel (Camelus dromedarius) is due to a delayed puberty, long intercalf-period, delayed post-partum oestrus and limited oestrus period. 2. 2. When stall-fed the post-partum oestrus was found to be 25-40 days and not I year; the intercalf period was I year and not 2 years. 3. 3. Use of gonadotropins brought prepubertal camels into a normal oestrus cycle 2 years before normal cycle. 4. 4. Oestrogen and progesterone concentrations in blood confirm this. 5. 5. An adult male camel had no problems mating the juvenile camels. 6. 6. Improving reproduction in camels will improve food production in the drought-stricken areas of the world.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-204
Number of pages4
JournalComparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part A: Physiology
Volume79
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology

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