Embryonic Mortality in Farm Animals

  • J. M. Sreenan
  • M. G. Diskin

Part of the Current Topics in Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science book series (CTVM, volume 34)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. The Extent and Timing of Embryo Loss in Farm

    1. J. M. Sreenan, M. G. Diskin
      Pages 1-11
    2. J. M. Sreenan, M. G. Diskin
      Pages 44-45
  3. The Establishment of Pregnancy

  4. Progesterone and Embryo Loss

    1. I. Wilmut, C. J. Ashworth, D. I. Sales
      Pages 135-141
    2. M. G. Diskin, J. M. Sreenan
      Pages 142-158
    3. V. Beghelli, C. Boiti, E. Parmigiani, S. Barbacini
      Pages 159-167
    4. J. M. Sreenan, M. G. Diskin
      Pages 168-170
  5. Genetic and Environmental Factors and Embryo Loss

    1. M. P. Boland, J. D. Murray, R. J. Scaramuzzi, C. D. Nancarrow, R. M. Hokinson, R. Sutton et al.
      Pages 171-178
    2. Torben Greve, Marcelo Del Campo
      Pages 179-194
    3. M. Courot, G. Colas, C. D. Scaramuzzi
      Pages 195-206
    4. P. de Boer, F. A. van der Hoeven, M. P. Cuijpers
      Pages 207-215
    5. B. M. J. L. Mannaerts
      Pages 216-222
    6. J. J. Robinson
      Pages 235-248
    7. J. M. Sreenan, M. G. Diskin
      Pages 267-274
  6. General Conclusions and Outlook

    1. R. B. Heap
      Pages 275-277
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 278-280

About this book


Reproductive wastage is a major inefficiency in all livestock production with embryonic mortality accounting for a major portion of this loss. Accordingly the Commission of the European Communities encouraged the organisation of a seminar on embryonic mortality in farm animals which was held in Brussels on the 11th and 12th of December 1984. This book contains the text of the papers, discussions and final summary presented at that Seminar. As a background to the Seminar, the extent and timing of embryonic loss was described for farm animals. Particular consideration was then given to the various mechanisms and signals, both embryonic and uterine in origin, that are so far known to be involved in the establishment of pregnancy. Possible causes of embryonic death including physiological, endocrinological, genetic and immunological components were outlined and discussed. The final summary contains general conclusions from the Seminar and recommendations for future research work on this topic. J.M. Sreenan M.G. Diskin July 1985. ******************** THE EXTENT AND TIMING OF EMBRYONIC MORTALITY IN THE COW J. M. Sreenan & M. G. Diskin, The Agricultural Institute, Belclare, Tuam, Galway, Ireland ABSTRACT The extent and timing of embryonic mortality in heifers, normal cows and repeat breeder cows has been reviewed.


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Editors and affiliations

  • J. M. Sreenan
    • 1
  • M. G. Diskin
    • 1
  1. 1.Western Research CentreThe Agricultural InstituteTuanEire

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8732-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-5038-2
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