Pregnancy Research

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Beef Cattle 
Beef cattle farming is Tennesseeís number one farm commodity - and herd reproductive health is critical. UTís Institute of Agriculture is working on research to boost cattle pregnancy rates.


Recent Publications

Maternal nutrition and stage of early pregnancy in beef heifers: Impacts on hexose and AA concentrations in maternal and fetal fluids.  Crouse, M. S., N. P. Greseth, K. McLean, M. R. Crosswhite, N. Negrin-Pereira, A. K. Ward, L. P. Reynolds, C. R. Dahlen, B. W. Neville, P. P. Borowicz, and J. S. Caton.  2018.  Journal of Animal Science.

Sire contribution to pregnancy loss and pregnancy associated glycoprotein (PAG) production in Nelore cows.  Franco, G. A., R. F. G. Perese, C. F. G. Martins, S. T. Reese, J. L. M. Vasconcelos, and K. Pohler.  2018.  Journal of Animal Science.

The Cost of Keeping One Open Cow Can Pay to Have the Herd Pregnancy Checked Griffith, A. P.  2018.  Ohio Beef Cattle Letter.

Influence of synchronization of ovulation and pregnancy on concentrations of corticosteroid binding globulin in beef heifers.  Lockwood, S. A., H. G. Kattesh, K. Pohler, and J. Rhinehart.  2018.  Journal of Animal Science.

Winter grazing of stockpiled native forages during heifer development delays body weight gain without influencing final pregnancy rates McFarlane, Z. D., E. R. Cope, J. D. Hobbs, R. N. Oakes, K. Pohler, and J. T. Mulliniks.  2018.  Journal of Animal Science.

Pregnancy diagnosis in cattle using pregnancy associated glycoprotein concentration in circulation at day 24 gestation Reese, S. T., M. H. C. Pereira, J. L. Edwards, J. L. M. Vasconcelos, and K. Pohler.  2018.  Theriogenology, 106:178-185.

Early pregnancy in heifer calves.  Rhinehart, J.  2018.  Tennessee Cattle Business.

Early Pregnancy in Heifer Calves Rhinehart, J.  2018.  Drovers.

Pregnancy Diagnosis.  Strickland, L. G.  2018.  Tennessee Cattle Business.

Heifer Pregnancy Confirmation and Culling.  Strickland, L. G.  2018.  Tennessee Cattle Business.

Impacts of estrus expression and intensity during a fixed-time AI protocol on parameters associated with fertility and pregnancy success in beef cows.  Cooke, R. F., A. D. P. Rodrigues, R. S. Cirpriano, L. G. T. da Silva, R. L. A. Cerri, L. H. Cruppe, M. Meneghetti, K. Pohler, and J. L. M Vasconcelos.  2017.  Journal of Animal Science.

Using Pregnancy-Associated Glycoprotein (PAG) on Day 24 As Marker for Pregnancy on Beef Cattle.  Dantas, F. G., K. E. Zechiel, S. T. Reese, G. A. Franco, J. Rhinehart, and K. Pohler.  2017.  Journal of Animal Science, Southern Section Meetings, Franklin, TN.