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Advances in Agriculture
Volume 2019, Article ID 2979740, 15 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/2979740
Research Article

Effects of Breed, Age, Body Condition Score, and Nutritional Status on Follicular Population, Oocyte Yield, and Quality in Three Cameroonian Zebus Cattle Bos indicus

1Animal Physiology and Health Research Unit, Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agronomy and Agricultural Sciences, University of Dschang, P.O. Box 118, Dschang, Cameroon
2School of Veterinary Medicine and Sciences, Department of Surgery and Medical Pathology, The University of Ngaoundere, P.O. Box 454, Ngaoundere, Cameroon

Correspondence should be addressed to Ngoula Ferdinand; gro.gnahcsd-vinu@aluogn.dnanidref

Received 13 December 2018; Revised 17 March 2019; Accepted 2 April 2019; Published 2 May 2019

Academic Editor: Christos Tsadilas

Copyright © 2019 Azafack Kana Dorice et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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