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Pregnancy in livestock

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Stages of Pregnancy

Pregnancy Diagnosis


Pregnancy or gestation is the condition of female when a developing young is present in the uterus. The period of pregnancy, pregnant period or gestation period, is the period from fertilization/conception to parturition. The importance of detection whether a female animal is pregnant or not is directly related to the economy of dairy management. A female may sometimes show a number of signs of which are strongly suggestive for a positive case but on proper diagnosis it may not be found correct. By this way the animal might have passed quite a valuable time of her life.


After going this lesson, you will be able to:

  • explain the stages of pregnancy
  • define pregnancy diagnosis
  • describe economical importance of pregnancy diagnosis
  • explain methods of pregnancy diagnosis


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