Reduced fertility in high-yielding dairy cows: are the oocyte and embryo in danger? Part II. Mechanisms linking nutrition and reduced 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 II. Mechanisms linking nutrition and reduced oocyte and embryo quality in high-yielding dairy cows.},
  author={J. M. Leroy and Ann van Soom and Geert Opsomer and I. G. F. Goovaerts and Peter E. J. Bols},
  journal={Reproduction in domestic animals = Zuchthygiene},
  year={2008},
  volume={43 5},
  pages={623-32}
}
Dairy cow fertility has been declining during since the mid-80s and this has given rise to numerous scientific studies in which important parts of the pathogenesis are elucidated. Reduced oocyte and embryo quality are acknowledged as major factors in the widely described low conception rates and in the high prevalence of early embryonic mortality. Apart from the importance of the negative energy balance (NEB) and the associated endocrine and metabolic consequences, there is a growing attention… CONTINUE READING

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