Bovine Reproduction

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Publications since 2013

Principal Investigator

Irina Garcia-Ispierto

191, Rovira Roure Avenue

25198 (Lleida) – Spain

+34 973 702851

irina.garcia@udl.cat

Goals

  • Identification of the factors affecting cow fertility.

Research Lines

  •  Identification of factors affecting fertility of cows
  • Disease and disorders: Neosporosis, Q fever, Pregnancy losses, Postpartum diseases
  • Synchronization protocols

Main activities

  • Measurement of impacts of environmental, management and infectious factors on reproductive performance
  • Analysing repercussion of C.burnetii in cows
  • Creation of a gold standard synchronization protocol
  • Therapeutical treatment of twin pregnancies
  • Treatment and prevention of sublinical endometritis
  • Improvement of weekly reproductive visits in dairy cows

International impact

Recognized world leading position in two results: Insemination with Limousin semen decreases abortion rate in Neospora caninum infected cows and twin reduction in dairy cows (recognized world leading position).

PHD students

Jonathan Valls Pelegrin
Mònica Llobera Balcells