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Microbial communities and inflammatory response in the endometrium differ between normal and metritic dairy cows at 5–10 days post-partum

Overview of attention for article published in Veterinary Research, August 2018
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Microbial communities and inflammatory response in the endometrium differ between normal and metritic dairy cows at 5–10 days post-partum
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Veterinary Research, August 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13567-018-0570-6
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Ron Sicsic, Tamir Goshen, Rahul Dutta, Noa Kedem-Vaanunu, Veronica Kaplan-Shabtai, Zohar Pasternak, Yuval Gottlieb, Nahum Y. Shpigel, Tal Raz


Post-partum metritis is among the most prevalent disease in dairy cows affecting animal welfare and inflicting considerable economic loses. While post-partum contamination of the uterus is rife in dairy cows, only a fraction of these animals will develop metritis. Our main objective was to compare the bacterial communities and the inflammatory response in the endometrium of healthy and metritic dairy cows. Holstein-Friesian cows (n = 35) were sampled immediately following clinical classification as healthy (n = 21), suffering from metritis (n = 13) or septic metritis (n = 1), based on veterinary examination at 5-10 days post-partum. Polymorphonuclear cells (PMN) percentage in endometrial cytology was significantly higher in cows with metritis. Full-thickness uterine biopsy analysis revealed that the luminal epithelium in inter-caruncle areas was preserved in healthy cows, but in metritis it was compromised, with marked PMN infiltration particularly in the apical endometrium. Gram staining revealed that bacterial load and spatial distribution was associated with disease severity. 16S-rDNA bacterial community analysis revealed unique endometrial bacterial community composition in metritic cows, as compared to more diverse communities among healthy cows. The most abundant phyla in healthy cows were Proteobacteria (31.8 ± 9.3%), Firmicutes (27.9 ± 8.4%) and Bacteroidetes (19.7 ± 7.2%), while Bacteroidetes (60.3 ± 10.3%), Fusobacteria (13.4 ± 5.9%) and Firmicutes (10.5 ± 3.3%) were most abundant in the endometrial mucosa of metritic cows. Relative abundance of Bacteroidetes (19.7 ± 7.2% vs. 60.3 ± 10.3%), Fusobacteria (7.5 ± 5.2% vs. 13.4 ± 5.9%) and Proteobacteria (31.8 ± 9.3% vs. 7.3 ± 5.6%) phyla differed significantly between healthy and metritic cows. In summary, endometrial PMN abundance, spatial distribution and bacterial communities differed between healthy and metritic dairy cows at early post-partum.

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Unknown 45 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 10 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 11%
Student > Bachelor 5 11%
Researcher 4 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 4%
Other 6 13%
Unknown 13 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 24%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 10 22%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 7%
Mathematics 1 2%
Other 5 11%
Unknown 11 24%

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