Synchronization of estrus has been attempted by using hormone or hormone-like substances to bring females into estrus simultaneously. The objective of a synchronization program is to maniupulate the reproductive processes so that all females may be bred dring a short predefined interval with normal fertility at this breeding. Estrous control through synchronization offers the possibility of more uniform offspring, better use of facilities and labor, concentration of parturition and, in particular, the better utilization of outstanding sires through artificial insemination.
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Slyter, A. L.; Churchill, L. D.; and Hoppe, K. F., "Synchronization of Estrus in the Ewe" (1981). South Dakota Sheep Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1981. 7.