The Role of Fat Tissues on Lipid Mobilization, Inflammation, and Oxidative Stress During the Transition Period – Dr. Andres Contreras

September 14, 2022

The transition period is crucial for cows to maintain their immune health and to keep inflammatory events at a minimum. In this session, Dr. Andres Contreras explains the impact on how excessive lipolysis and limited lipogenesis impair the inflammatory responses and immune health in transition cows, and what actions can be taken to help maintain a balance.

What you will learn:

  • The concept of lipid mobilization in transition cows including, lipolysis and lipogenesis.
  • How lipolysis induces inflammation and oxidative stress.
  • How oleic and omega-3 fatty acid supplementation can be utilized as a nutritional approach to inhibit inflammation by promoting lipogenesis.

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Dr. Andres Contreras

Associate Professor

College of Veterinary Medicine
Michigan State University


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