The Role of Fatty Acids On the Development & Survival of Pregnancy – Dr. Eduardo Ribeiro

May 24, 2019

Early pregnancy loss continues to be a major challenge in dairy cattle. Listen in as Dr. Eduardo Ribeiro from the University of Guelph shares his findings on the integral role that fatty acids play in pregnancy and the uterine environment.

What you will learn:

  • Early pregnancy losses are substantial, and failures in conceptus elongation seem to be part of the problem.
  • Fatty acids are really important for pregnancy as they are coordinating a lot of changes in cell biology during elongation of the conceptus.
  • Omega-3 supplementation early postpartum helps to resolve inflammation after calving, as well as optimizes uterine environment during the breeding period.

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Dr. Eduardo Ribeiro

Department of Animal Biosciences
University of Guelph

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