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#485072 - 11/08/07 09:37 AM Why Are Doe Not Pregnant?
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What percent of adult doe "should" be bred?

What are some reasons that they wouldn't be pregnant?

PGC opens roadkilled doe from February thru May to count fetues. The percent of adult doe (greater than 1 year old) bred varies thru the years from about 87% to 92%. Just wondering why this is and if it's to be expected or can be improved.

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#485091 - 11/08/07 09:43 AM Re: Why Are Doe Not Pregnant? [Re: grundsow]
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Dress em in ligerie,that might help,but high doe to buck ratios is what I suspect.
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#485102 - 11/08/07 09:51 AM Re: Why Are Doe Not Pregnant? [Re: Football Hunter]
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#485332 - 11/08/07 11:38 AM Re: Why Are Doe Not Pregnant? [Re: ]
grundsow
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Imo, A straight "yes or no" fetus count doesn't normally gather enough info to determin insight on specific factors for individual animals.

Perhaps I should have cited the following:

Embryos per adult doe 1.72-1.80

Percent fawns bred 14-28%
Embryos per fawn doe 1.13-1.25

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#485598 - 11/08/07 02:57 PM Re: Why Are Doe Not Pregnant? [Re: grundsow]
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87-92% pregnancy rate is excellent. Nothing needed to be improved on.
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#485776 - 11/08/07 04:54 PM Re: Why Are Doe Not Pregnant? [Re: megalomaniac]
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If you have 90-95% of 2 1/2 year-old does with fetus, that's great. Fetal counts of 1.72-1.80 are also excellent. 14-28% bred fawns is about average.

Reduced percentages of bred 2 1/2+ does generally reflects a problem--most often over-population or some sort of severe stress.
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#486226 - 11/08/07 11:06 PM Re: Why Are Doe Not Pregnant? [Re: BSK]
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