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Retained placentae (RP) results in significant economic losses to dairy farmers. In Experiment 1, to screen biochemical indicators of RP, 21 cows with RP and 21 cows with no retained placenta (NRP) were selected as a control group, and blood was collected at -7 d, 0 h (parturition) and 12 h. Serum biochemical indicators were ascertained. Results indicate serum concentrations of phosphorus (P) and blood urea nitrogen (BUN) in cows of the RP group were markedly greater than in cows of the NRP group at -7 d (P < 0.01). In Experiment 2, to evaluate predictive indicators for RP, 34 cows with RP and 34 cows with NRP were selected, and there was blood sampling at -15 d, -10 d, -7 d, -4 d, and -1 d. Serum P, BUN, and total protein (TP) were evaluated. Associations of values among the three indicators and occurrence of RP were analyzed using binary logistic regression. Results indicate there was a negative correlation between only the values for BUN and RP (P = 0.016). In Experiment 3, to test hypothesis that relatively greater concentrations of BUN effects immune function in placental tissues, four cows were selected, placentae were collected at 0 and 12 h, and hematoxylin-eosin (HE) staining was performed. Results indicated that the extent of inflammatory cell infiltration and vascular proliferation were less at the 12 than 0-hour timepoint. Taken together, BUN at -7 d may serve as a predictive indicator of RP in cows. Copyright © 2020 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


Wengeng Lu, Hongliang Sun, Meihua Xu, Yinghua Luo, Jidong Jin, Hongze Shao, Zheng-Mei Xu, Liyu Shao, Shixin Fu, Cheng-Hao Jin. Blood urea nitrogen may serve as a predictive indicator of retained placenta in dairy cows. Animal reproduction science. 2020 Jul;218:106481

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