Special Issue "Reproductive Tract Inflammatory Disease in Postpartum Dairy Cows"

A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615). This special issue belongs to the section "Cattle".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Geert Opsomer
Guest Editor
Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics and Herd Health, Ghent University, Merelbeke 9820, Belgium
Dr. Osvaldo Bogado Pascottini
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Guest Editor
Universiteit Gent, Ghent, Belgium/ Antwerp University, Antwerp, Belgium
Interests: Dairy cow; Transition period; Systemic inflammation; Innate immunity; Reproductive diseases; Embryo production

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

There is a high risk of clinical or subclinical reproductive tract disease in the postpartum period in dairy cows. An integrated process of adaptive events should occur synchronously, including a robust but well-regulated immune response in the uterus. Failure of this process may result in reproductive tract inflammatory disease. Up to half of postpartum dairy cows are affected by metritis, purulent vaginal discharge, clinical endometritis, or subclinical endometritis.

The scope of this Special Issue includes reviews and original research papers focused on, but not limited to, diagnosis, risk factors, effects, and potential treatments for reproductive tract inflammatory diseases in postpartum dairy cows.

Prof. Geert Opsomer
Dr. Osvaldo Bogado Pascottini
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Dairy cow
  • Transition period
  • Reproductive disease
  • Metritis
  • Clinical endometritis
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Subclinical endometritis
  • Innate immunity
  • Inflammation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

1. Title: Effect Of Uterine Sampling Procedures On Subsequent Pregnancy Rate Of Cattle: A Systematic Review.
Authors: O Ramirez-Garzon1,*, R. Soares Magalhaes1,2 N Satake1, J Hill1, C Jimenez3, MK Holland1, M McGowan, R1.
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