Joint FECUND-PROLIFIC EU Projects Final Conference
an ESDAR 2016 satellite workshop
Sunday, October 30th
Innovations to improve dairy cow fertility
- Impact of metabolic status on metabolomic and proteomic composition of follicular fluid.
- Maternal environmental effects on the oviduct and early embryo development.
- Lactational induced effects on the conceptus and endometrial transcriptome.
- Advanced endoscopic techniques for the study of reproductive biology in dairy cows.
- Impact of metabolic imbalance and pro-inflammatory agents on molecular profiles in fat and reproductive tissues.
- Nutritional and breed effects on indicators of reproductive performance in dairy cows
- Genetic influences on embryo development in dairy cows
- Genomic breeding values, functional mutations and optimal breeding strategies for days till first luteal activity
- The application of bioinformatics and biostatistics to dairy cattle fertility
- Modelling the reproductive function to identify candidate mechanisms involved in subfertility in dairy cows
- A user-friendly simulation tool to test the effects of changes in reproductive management on the reproductive performance of a dairy herd.
more informations at http://www.esdar.org/esdar-conference-2016/prog-2016-gb.html
the project will address the problems of reproductive success in the cow using a pluridisciplinary approach to find new phenotypes, to deliver targets for genomic selection of fertility, to improve biotechnologies and to find molecular indicators of the ability of the cow to support the pregnancy.
PROLIFIC will also investigate into the effects of different feeding systems on postpartum ovarian function allowing identification of appropriate feeding management by providing the farmer with improved tools for on-farm reproductive monitoring and management.
The sustainability of dairy cattle farming systems relies in large part on the ability of cows to maintain reproductive performance as they cope with the constraints imposed by environmental conditions and livestock practices. Reproductive performance is central to farm sustainability as it underpins cow productivity (lactation) and longevity (replacement risk).