About modern diseases and modern dairy cows: a fundamental study unraveling the metabolic stress and inflammatory pathways in periparturient high yielding dairy cows.

01 October 2013 → 30 September 2017
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Laboratory medicine
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary medicine
    • Other veterinary sciences
    • Other agricultural, veterinary and food sciences
inflammation dairy cow obesity
Project description

Obesity in high-yielding dairy cows in the periparturient period increases the risk to suffer from a wide variety of inflammatory diseases in the early postpartum period. In this project we will examine the contribution of metabolic stress to this elevated disease risk by analysis of tissue samples of euthanized cows with a variable body condition.