Articles | Volume 63, issue 1
01 Jul 2020
Review |  | 01 Jul 2020

Relationship between the animal body condition and reproduction: the biotechnological aspects

Jiří Bezdíček, Andrea Nesvadbová, Alexander Makarevich, and Elena Kubovičová

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Subject: Livestock physiology | Animal: Cattle
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Short summary
The aim of this review was to evaluate the relationship between the body condition of cows and reproduction. Reproduction was evaluated from the viewpoint of animal husbandry traits, ovarian activity and embryo transfer.