Association between Immune Function and Development of Uterine Disease in Dairy Cows (VM181)

Figure 1. Calcium concentration (mg/dL) in serum of healthy cows (open diamonds) and cows that developed metritis (solid diamonds), from calving to 12 days after calving.A sharp decrease in glucose and sodium during the transition to lactation makes dairy cows more susceptible to uterine disease. This 4-page fact sheet was written by Klibs N. Galv√£o, and published by the UF Department of Veterinary Medicine-Large Animal Clinical Sciences, January 2012.
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