Endometritis

Endometritis is inflammation of the endometrium (uterine lining) usually caused by bacterial infection at calving.

Endometritis in dairy cows leads to
• more non-cycling cows
• lower in-calf rates
• reduced conception rates
• higher empty rates

Endometritis can be detected via inspection of vaginal mucous and secretions. The presence of any discolouration or flecks of pus in this fluid is likely a sign of infection.

A large NZ study involving over 15,000 dairy cows showing metrichecking cows 8 to 28 days after calving, and subsequently treating metricheck positive cows (those cows with endometritis) provided almost 10% higher in-calf rates compared with delaying metrichecking until closer to mating...  so it's really important to take action early.  

Tech Bulletin R15 - Endometritis in NZ Cows

Refer AgriHealth article along with short video clip on endometritis in NZ dairy cows here

Treatment of endometritis with intrauterine cephapirin (MetriVet) has shown
• Improved conception rates
• Higher in-calf rates
• Lower empty rates
Treated cows have significantly more days in milk, providing farmers with higher revenue.

Endometritis



Endometritis is inflammation of the endometrium (uterine lining) usually caused by bacterial infection at calving.













Endometritis in dairy cows leads to
• more non-cycling cows
• lower in-calf rates
• reduced conception rates
• higher empty rates















Endometritis can be detected via inspection of vaginal mucous and secretions. The presence of any discolouration or flecks of pus in this fluid is likely a sign of infection.















A large NZ study involving over 15,000 dairy cows showing metrichecking cows 8 to 28 days after calving, and subsequently treating metricheck positive cows (those cows with endometritis) provided almost 10% higher in-calf rates compared with delaying metrichecking until closer to mating...  so it's really important to take action early.  





Tech Bulletin R15 - Endometritis in NZ Cows





Refer AgriHealth article along with short video clip on endometritis in NZ dairy cows here





Treatment of endometritis with intrauterine cephapirin (MetriVet) has shown
• Improved conception rates
• Higher in-calf rates
• Lower empty rates
Treated cows have significantly more days in milk, providing farmers with higher revenue.