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Periparturient Diseases of Dairy Cows

A Systems Biology Approach

  • Burim N. Ametaj

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Mario Vailati-Riboni, Valentino Palombo, Juan J. Loor
    Pages 1-7
  3. Emily F. Eckel, Burim N. Ametaj
    Pages 31-50
  4. Morteza H. Ghaffari, Ehsan Khafipour, Michael A. Steele
    Pages 51-69
  5. André Luiz Garcia Dias, Burim N. Ametaj
    Pages 71-91
  6. Fabrizio Ceciliani, Domenico Vecchio, Esterina De Carlo, Alessandra Martucciello, Cristina Lecchi
    Pages 93-119
  7. Elda Dervishi, Burim N. Ametaj
    Pages 121-137
  8. Manikhandan Mudaliar, Funmilola Clara Thomas, Peter David Eckersall
    Pages 139-183
  9. Richard R. E. Uwiera, Ashley F. Egyedy, Burim N. Ametaj
    Pages 185-200
  10. Guanshi Zhang, Burim N. Ametaj
    Pages 201-222
  11. Mario Vailati-Riboni, Valentino Palombo, Juan J. Loor
    Pages 223-246
  12. Elda Dervishi, Burim N. Ametaj
    Pages 247-266
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 267-276

About this book


This book summarizes the results achieved so far by application of various biological systems (including genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics) involved in the pathomechanisms and early diagnosis of periparturient diseases as specific biomarkers of disease in cattle. These emerging technologies help to extensively enhance our understanding of the etiology and pathogenesis of periparturient diseases of transition dairy cows. The book includes a chapter dedicated to ‘omics’ sciences and one that discusses the myths established in animal and veterinary sciences in recent decades and emerging, new paradigms. The diseases discussed include metritis, mastitis, laminitis, ketosis, rumen acidosis, periparturient immunosuppression, gastrointestinal microbiota and their involvement in disease, infertility, fatty liver, milk fever, and retained placenta. This book is intended for academics, veterinarians, animal nutritionists, researchers, and graduate students working in the field of ‘omics sciences’ with a special interest in dairy cattle health.


Displaced abomasum fatty liver lifestock health mastitis metabolic diseases transition dairy cows

Editors and affiliations

  • Burim N. Ametaj
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AgricultureFood and Nutritional Science, University of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

About the editors

Prof. Dr. Burim N. Ametaj

Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutritional Science

4-10G Agricultural/Forestry Centre

University of Alberta


Canada T6G 2P5

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“The intended audience is animal science and veterinary science students and faculty studying periparturient diseases. … This book provides an introduction to omics -- genomics, proteomics, transcriptomics, and metabolomics. It also describes a paradigm shift from looking at diseases at an individual component level, such as a calcium deficiency, to a systems-based approach, such as the transition cow pathobiology. … This book is most suitably used as an adjunct to postgraduate studies.” (Tessa Marshall, Doody's Book Reviews, April, 2018)