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Factors affecting the pregnancy rate in ewes following AI
  1. Dan Fawcett
  1. D&C Fawcett, Braeside, Stainton, Penrith CA11 0DX e-mail: fawcetts@townhead.fsbusiness.co.uk

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I WRITE in response to the paper ‘Some factors affecting pregnancy rate in ewes following laparoscopic artificial insemination’ (McCappin and Murray 2011, summarised in VR, January 29, 2011, vol 168, p 99).

First, I would like to applaud the researchers on their choice of topic; there seems to be a scarcity of research in the field of fertility in sheep. I would also heartily agree with their findings regarding flushing ewes before mating and the use of a teaser ram. …

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