Having the right tools to implement bespoke bovine reproduction programmes means starting with the most comprehensive range of treatments available. Following on from the successful launch last year, Duggan Veterinary are proud to offer the Syntex and Fatro range of bovine reproduction products to the veterinary market and offer veterinary practitioners and their clients access to a complete range of reproduction products to cover all angles.

Syntex S.A. is an Argentine company which has been manufacturing biological and semi-synthetic active ingredients since 1953 for the veterinary pharmaceutical industry. With an employee level of in excess of 300 and a presence in over 30 countries world wide (and throughout the EU) , Syntex are in many peoples opinion one of the foremost international authorities in bovine fertility research.

There has been a significant increase in the use of synchronisation with Fixed Time AI (FTAI) in Ireland. FTAI makes it possible to achieve over 60% conception rate on the first day of the breeding season, and over 80% in the first 3 weeks and it complements the use of sexed semen as it eliminates the need for labour intensive heat detection. Utilising the Duggan Veterinary fertility range will complement the work of the veterinary surgeon in achieving successful reproductive rates with their clients.

Judgement on the protocol to be used should be made by the veterinarian responsible for treatment, on the basis of the treatment objectives of the individual herd or cow.
As an example, if using a short progesterone programme (5 or 6 day), 2 doses of prostaglandin are recommended to ensure complete luteolysis of the corpus luteum. Partnering with SYNTEX AND FATRO allows Duggan Veterinary Supplies to position as the company of reference for fertility products in the UK and ROI.