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Parturition

Act of giving birth

Calving

Parturition in cows

Farrowing

Parturition in sows

Kidding

Parturition in goats

Foaling

Parturition in mares

Lambing

Parturition in ewes/sheep

Gestation

Time of pregnancy from conception to birth

Conception

Act of fertilization

Dam

Female parent

Sire

Male parent

Fecundity/Prolificacy

Ability to give birth to offspring frequently or numerous young at frequent intervals

Sterility

Inability to produce normal young

Impotency

Failure to copulate

Puberty

Sexual maturity. Exhibited by first heat or ovulation

Weanling

Young animal, after separation from its dam

Weaning

Process of separating the young from its dam