Insulin resistance: the link between metabolic disorders and cystic ovarian disease in high yielding dairy cows?

@article{Opsomer1999InsulinRT,
  title={Insulin resistance: the link between metabolic disorders and cystic ovarian disease in high yielding dairy cows?},
  author={Geert Opsomer and Theo Wensing and Hans H Laevens and Marc Coryn and Art de Kruif},
  journal={Animal reproduction science},
  year={1999},
  volume={56 3-4},
  pages={211-22}
}
A preliminary investigation was performed to examine whether insulin resistance is a factor in the pathogenesis of cystic ovarian disease (COD) in high-yielding dairy cows. In total 30 cows, of which 15 were diagnosed as suffering from COD based on the anamnesis and clinical examination, and the other 15 served as matched controls, were subjected to an intravenous glucose tolerance test (IVGTT). The aim of the study was to investigate whether insulin activity was altered in COD cows… CONTINUE READING

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