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Old Jan 14th 2017, 11:56 AM   #1
 
  Dec 2016
  Ireland
ai and eosterus question

I have read that deer only go into eosterus twice a year and that window for pregnancy is only a few hours, if that info is correct, is there any medicine that I can give to my deer to force them into eosterus so I can have a reliable calving schedule?
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Old Jan 15th 2017, 03:27 PM   #2
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  May 2011
  Linesville, PA
Yes, you can insert CIDRS for approximately 2 weeks and then give Folligon and breed 55-60 hrs later. Deer continue to cycle if they are not bred for a while. I just had a fawn go into heat a couple days ago.
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Old Jan 16th 2017, 10:21 AM   #3
 
  Dec 2016
  Ireland
cool, is that stuff expensive? and how much does the average semen straw cost?
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Old Jan 16th 2017, 11:35 PM   #4
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  May 2011
  Linesville, PA
That's kind of asking how much a car costs. You can get a beater for 500 or a Bentley. There is a wide range but decent stuff runs from 500 to 5000.
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Old Jan 17th 2017, 10:37 AM   #5
 
  Dec 2016
  Ireland
so entry level I'm looking at 500 a straw? how many does one straw do? and where are the best places to buy, bear in mind I'm from Ireland
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Old Jan 17th 2017, 10:15 PM   #6
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Well my last name is O'Day but that's were my Ireland knowledge ends so I'm not sure the logistics of getting it there! Most deer farmers keep it at a storage facility and they can ship it out. 1 straw can be split 2 or 3 times if you perform laparoscopic Artificial Insemination. Conventional AI is generally not split so I would do one doe. There are many places to buy straws. Let me know if you are ever interested.
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