Reproduction in Sheep and Goats

Girma Abebe
Objectives 1. To introduce the basic reproductive tract anatomy and physiology of sheep and goats. 2. To outline causes of reproductive failures. 3. To examine some reproductive traits. Expected Outputs 1. Ability to locate various male and female reproductive structures and describe their respective functions. 2. Ability to list reproductive traits and factors affecting the level of performance. 3. Ability to list common causes of reproductive failures. 4. Adequate understanding to discuss the
more » ... ding to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of seasonal breeding. 5. Ability to discuss and suggest appropriate measures to be taken to improve reproductive efficiency. 6. Ability to list factors responsible for mortality of newly born animals. 7. Knowledge of the management techniques appropriate for different classes of sheep and goats.