Reduced fertility in high-yielding dairy cows: are the oocyte and embryo in danger? Part I. The importance of negative energy balance and altered corpus luteum function to the reduction of oocyte and embryo quality in high-yielding dairy cows.

@article{Leroy2008ReducedFI,
  title={Reduced fertility in high-yielding dairy cows: are the oocyte and embryo in danger? Part I. The importance of negative energy balance and altered corpus luteum function to the reduction of oocyte and embryo quality in high-yielding dairy cows.},
  author={J. M. Leroy and Geert Opsomer and Ann van Soom and I. G. F. Goovaerts and Peter E. J. Bols},
  journal={Reproduction in domestic animals = Zuchthygiene},
  year={2008},
  volume={43 5},
  pages={612-22}
}
Fertility in high yielding dairy cows is declining, and there is increasing evidence to presume that oocyte and embryo quality are major factors in the complex pathogenesis of reproductive failure. In this report we present an overview of possible mechanisms linking negative energy balance (NEB) and deficiencies in oocyte and embryo developmental competence… CONTINUE READING