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Tips for Successful Vaccination Programs

July 19, 2019 Industry News ASA
Successful vaccination depends on three critical factors: an effective vaccine, a functioning immune system, and administration of the vaccine before exposure to the disease. A vaccine may be ineffective if it is mishandled, if a booster is required but not given, or because of antigenic differences between the vaccine and field strains of the microorganism…

Genetics of Male Fertility Study with Kansas State University We Need Your Help!

A team of researchers at Kansas State University are venturing into uncharted territory in beef cattle genetics: male fertility.  ASA is helping KSU gather data from our members to study various genetic predictors of male fertility. Breeders with breeding soundness exam records or individual pregnancy records on registered or commercial cows bred to registered bulls can send data to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  All data must be submitted electronically on a spreadsheet. 

Download a template spreadsheet here:  Excel     CSV

 

 

BSE records:

Herd and location (can be dummy ID, doesn’t matter to us as long as it’s specific and consistent)

ID

Registration Number

Morphology (including specific abnormality data if available)

Motility

Volume

Concentration

Technician

Scrotal circumference (if taken)

Collection method (electroejaculation, etc.)

Conception records:

Dam registration (if exists)

Dam’s sire registration (if exists)

Sire registration

Breeding dates

Herd and location (can be dummy ID, as long as it’s specific and consistent)

Preg check date and result

Days pregnant (if not open)

Days in milk

Which service (or info from all services)

Age/parity

Preg check technician

 

 

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