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Short communication: Validation of a novel milk progesterone-based tool to monitor luteolysis in dairy cows using cost-effective, on-farm measured data

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The progesterone (P4) monitoring algorithm using synergistic control (PMASC) uses luteal dynamics to identify fertility events in dairy cows. This algorithm employs a combination of mathematical functions describing the increasing and decreasing P4 concentrations during the development and regression of the corpus luteum and a statistical control chart that allows identification of luteolysis. The mathematical model combines sigmoidal functions from which the cycle characteristics can be calculated. Both the moment at which luteolysis is detected and confirmed by PMASC, as well as the model features themselves, can be used to inform the farmer on the fertility status of the cows.
Tijdschrift: Journal of Dairy Science
ISSN: 0022-0302
Issue: 10
Volume: 102
Pagina's: 9458 - 9462
Aantal pagina's: 5
Jaar van publicatie:2019