Physiologic, physical and psychological stress can reduce reproductive success.

Physiologic, physical and psychological stress can reduce reproductive success.

Katy Holdener

Angus Beef Bulletin

The definition of stress is the sum of reactions that influence an animal’s homeostasis, explained Reinaldo Cooke, associate professor at Oregon State University. Cooke detailed the implications stress may have on female reproductive systems on Aug. 29 at the 2017 Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle (ARSBC) symposium in Manhattan, Kan.

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