Supplementation of Omega-3 Fatty Acids Modulates the Endocannabinoid System in Peripartum Dairy Cows – Dr. Maya Zachut

September 1, 2023

Research has shown that in transition dairy cows, supplementation of omega-3 fatty acids moderate alterations in the endocannabinoid system (ECS) components, increases lipid metabolism in adipose tissue, and lowers inflammation in the liver. The ECS is a modulator of energy metabolism, stress response and inflammation. In this study recap, Dr. Maya Zachut from Volcani Institute in Israel explains the findings of this latest research.

What you will learn:

  • When supplemented to transition cows, Omega-3 modulates ECS in blood, liver, and adipose tissue.
  • The cause and effects of uncontrolled inflammation, which results in excessive lipolysis and adverse health outcomes.
  • The supplementation of Omega-3 was related to tissue-dependent responses in ECS components in peripartum dairy cows.

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Dr. Maya Zachut

Dr. Maya Zachut

Volcani Institute ARO, Israel


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