Milking reproduction

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Reproductive function is influenced by metabolic status and is compromised in conditions of negative energy balance. In the recent past, significant advances have been made in our understanding of how the brain regulates appetite and energy expenditure, largely due to the identification of blood borne factors that act on the neurons in the hypothalamus that produce the so-called `appetite regulating peptides?. This review provides an overview of the control of energy balance and the interface between `appetite regulating? systems and gonadotropin releasing hormone secretion and action. This is placed in the context of the lactating dairy cow in an effort to understand what might cause poor reproductive performance. It is apparent that we know significantly more about the relationship between energy balance and reproduction in nonbovine species. This review indicates areas which deserve further attention in the dairy cow.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Zealand Society of Animal Production
EditorsP Kenyon
Place of PublicationNZ
PublisherC Logan, Lincoln University
Pages189 - 198
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventNew Zealand Society of Animal Production Conference (NZSAP 2013) - Hamilton, New Zealand
Duration: 1 Jan 19704 Jul 2014


ConferenceNew Zealand Society of Animal Production Conference (NZSAP 2013)
Abbreviated titleNZSAP 2013
Country/TerritoryNew Zealand
OtherVolume 73, Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production
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