Reproductive science in the global village

Peter Chenoweth

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Abstract

Livestock production contributes not only to national economies, but also to sustainability and profitability of agriculture, as well as to the fabric of local societies. Efficient and viable animal production systems are dependent upon the effective management of animal reproduction. Similar arguments can be made in support of the importance of reproduction for companion and performance animals, whereas its key role in preserving endangered species is indisputable. Despite such considerations, the widespread dissemination of current and credible information regarding animal reproduction faces challenges, not only in the developing world, but also in developed countries, where animal reproduction education is apparently in decline. This review will examine these issues, as well as various ways in which animal reproduction education and knowledge transfer is currently being pursued throughout the world. It will conclude with suggested avenues and opportunities for improvement.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-58
Number of pages7
JournalReproduction in Domestic Animals
Volume47
Issue numbers4 (Supplement)
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012

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