Histopathological investigation of endometrium in repeat breeder cows

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Doğan İ., Sönmez G. , Sağırkaya H.

Indian Journal Of Animal Sciences, vol.72, no.3, pp.223-226, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 72 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Title of Journal : Indian Journal Of Animal Sciences
  • Page Numbers: pp.223-226


This study consisted of comparative histopathological'~xamination of endometrium in repeat breeder as well as terti Ie cows. In thtile and repeat breeder cows, hyperaemia, edema, and focal haemorrhages with the desquamated epithelial cells in gland lumens were observed. Subclif]lcal endon)etritis was determined in 8 repeat breeder cows (53.33%). Inflammatory cell intiltration, degeneration and desquamation in the epithelial lamina, glandular dilatation and periglandular tibrosis were determined in 8 (53.33%), 5 (33.33%), 3 (20.0%) and 2 (13.33%) of cows having endometritis respectively. It was concLuded that subclinical endometritis was one of the reasons of repeat breeder syndrome, and histopathological investigation on biopsies from uterine horns and body would be a useful diagnostic tool.