Assessment of the effects of intrauterine dextrose infusion on clinical cure rate, daily milk yield, daily rumination, metabolic stress and inflammation in post-partum dairy cows diagnosed with clinical metritis

by Julia Hamilton
This study assesses the effects of intrauterine dextrose infusion in dairy cows with clinical metritis (CM). Postpartum cows (n=351) were screened, those with fetid red-brownish watery vaginal discharge (n=53) were classified as CM cows and randomly assigned to either: 1) CONV (n=27): two administrations of ceftiofur or 2) DEX (n=26): three dextrose intrauterine infusions. No difference was found in cure rate, however, DEX cows produced less milk and had higher systemic inflammation than CONV cows.
Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Exhibition Category: 
Health and Life Sciences
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Poster Presentation
University Park
Faculty Sponsor: 
Adrian Barragan
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