Prevalence of endometritis and its effects on reproductive performance of dairy cows.

@article{Gilbert2005PrevalenceOE,
  title={Prevalence of endometritis and its effects on reproductive performance of dairy cows.},
  author={Robert Owen Gilbert and Sang Tae Shin and Charles L. Guard and Hollis Nancy Erb and Marcel Frajblat},
  journal={Theriogenology},
  year={2005},
  volume={64 9},
  pages={1879-88}
}
Hostein cows (n=141) in five commercial dairy herds in central New York were examined for endometritis by examination of endometrial aspirates for presence of inflammatory cells, principally neutrophils, by endometrial cytology at 40-60 days postpartum. The prevalence of cytologically-diagnosed endometritis was 53%; within herds the prevalence varied from 37 to 74% (P=0.02). There was excellent agreement between two examiners (Kappa=0.864; P<0.0001). Parity did not influence prevalence of… CONTINUE READING
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