Special Issue "Biomarkers for Early Diagnosis of Diseases after Calving and Reproductive Success"

A special issue of Dairy (ISSN 2624-862X). This special issue belongs to the section "Reproduction".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 September 2023) | Viewed by 612

Special Issue Editors

Large Animal Clinic, Veterinary Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Tilžės Str. 18, Kaunas, Lithuania
Interests: early diagnosis; cows; automatic milking system; biomarkers; reproduction; metabolic diseases
University Clinic for Ruminants, University of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinaerplatz 1, A-1210 Vienna, Austria
Interests: diseases of dairy cows; reproduction; early diagnosis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

One of the most critical periods in respect of the physiology of cows is the postpartum period. For cows, this period lasts until the next insemination, i.e., for 2–3 months. It is extremely important to detect postpartum disorders as early as possible while using only trustworthy techniques. Timely assessment of a cow’s condition prevents complications that occur in postpartum period. It is absolutely necessary to detect diseases effectively as the majority of postpartum complications occur in subclinical form in the beginning. For this purpose, a comprehensive evaluation of changes in parameters such as cow activity, rumination time, body weight, milk production, milk conductivity, milk composition, reticulorumen ph, temperature, etc. recorded by herd management or another software is highly valuable. It facilitates the early detection of disorders and adaptation of preventive measures as well as prevention of progressive complications of postpartum period. For example, cows with disturbed rumen metabolism (with low rumen pH) are less likely to conceive. The measurements of reticuloruminal pH (and perhaps temperature) can be useful as a predictor of the likelihood of reproductive success, but more research is needed before practical application.

Prof. Dr. Ramunas Antanaitis
Prof. Dr. Walter Baumgartner
Guest Editors

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  • inline biomarkers
  • fresh dairy cows
  • cattle
  • mastitis
  • animal production
  • dairy science
  • dairy management
  • ruminant nutrition
  • dairy cattle nutrition

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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