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Dairy Solutions - Fertility Symposium - Can Nutrition/Management Alleviate Low Fertility in High Yielding Dairy Cows?

Reduced fertility in high producing dairy cows is a worldwide phenomenon and a major source of economic loss. The causative factors contributing to this problem are not clear. It is clear however that a single approach will not solve the problem; an integrated approach involving veterinarians, reproductive specialists, geneticists and nutritionists is much more likely to produce economical solutions.

With this in mind, Alltech is sponsoring the Dairy Solutions - Fertility Symposium on October 27th and 28th, 2005 at the School of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, in Dublin Ireland.

The purpose of this symposium is to bring together a group of high class international scientists from a number of disciplines that will:

  • Integrate the underlying principles of nutrition, reproduction and management
  • Examine how nutrition affects fertility in the periparturient cow Determine if nutritional management can overcome the low fertility experienced on many farms
  • Share information
  • Suggest possible approaches to solving this major economic problem