Therapeutics of Twin Pregnancies in Dairy Cattle
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Department of Animal Science, University of Lleida, 25198 Lleida, Spain
Interests: bovine reproduction; ecography; sincronization; fertility; pregnancy loss; twin pregnancy and post-partum; Coxiella burnetti and Neospora caninum in dairy cattle
I am delighted to announce a Special Issue of Animals on “Therapeutics of Twin Pregnancies in Dairy Cattle”, due to the increase new strategies that recently appear to reduce them. This Special Issue is focused on new techniques to identify and diminish the great negative economic impact of twin pregnancies and twin parturition in cattle. It is also aimed at increasing knowledge of therapeutics than can be applied in commercial dairy herds for experts in the weekly reproductive visits.
Year by year, twin pregnancies and multiple ovulations are dramatically increasing in high-producing dairy herds. Sometimes this is attributed solely to high milk production, but little by little, the scientific community is realizing that, as with many reproductive events, this is a multifactorial problem. Regardless, well-managed high-producing dairy herds need solutions to the increasing pressure to reduce the use of antibiotics and increase the lifespan of dairy cattle. Twin pregnancies are one of the problems with the greatest negative impacts on both factors. Scientists, veterinarians, and clinicians should work together to mitigate the strong economic pressure placed upon herds by administrations.
It is vital for the future of dairy farms that research is focused on determining factors that increase double ovulations, properly learning how to recognize a twin pregnancy, and establishing a proper action protocol as in mare or human pregnancies. Dairy cattle veterinarians should improve at pace with farms. For that reason, this Issue tries to shed some light on therapeutics of twin pregnancies.
Prof. Dr. Irina Garcia Ispierto
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- double ovulation
- twinning rate