The value of uterine health: the diseases, the causes and the financial implications

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Successfully navigating the transition period can be difficult on many accounts. Maintaining dry matter intake (DMI), adapting to social challenges and bypassing potential metabolic disorders that loom postpartum can cause cows to struggle in the milking string. Knowing how to identify uterine health problems and understanding the financial implications of uterine health disorders allows for more effective treatment and reduced incidence in the herd.

Defining uterine diseases
Multiple diseases can affect the dairy cow postpartum. These diseases are more likely to occur in cows with uterine infection caused by various types of bacteria and retained fetal membranes. By understanding the variety of diseases that influence uterine health, we can better understand how to prevent and treat such diseases to ensure optimal reproductive performance.

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