Investigations of factors that influence oestrus expression in dairy cattle.
Objectives (how the central hypothesis will be tested):
1- Review the published literature relating to oestrous expression in cattle and the factors that affect it.
2- Identify the key factors that influence the magnitude of oestrus expression in high yielding dairy cows.
3- Evaluate methods of measuring oestrous expression in cattle.
4- Investigate factors that are responsible for the variability in oestrous behaviours in dairy cattle.
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