The influence of climate on the reproduction of cattle
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The influence of a sub-tropical climate and high temperature on the reproduction of cattle in Southern Africa is discussed. High temperatures result in impaired spermatogenesis in indigenous and exotic bulls but the former are more resistent to these effects. In the female the effects of climate on growth and development of heifers is examined. High temperature during pregnancy result in the birth of immature offspring in unadapted breeds. Factors effecting reproduction in ranch cows are examined.
KeywordsPlant Physiology Environmental Medicine Impaired Spermatogenesis Immature Offspring
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