1st ECAR Symposium

4-6 July 2019, University for Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria

PROGRAMME (for a PDF please click here 1)

4 July - Welcome Reception at Vetmeduni Campus 

5 July

Welcome (Room A)

8:00-8:15

Plenary Session (Room A)

Key note lecture - General Aspects of Animal Reproduction
Christina Nagel (Austria): Stress effects on parturition

8:15-9:00

Plenary Resident Session 1: Scientific Reports (Room A)

Anne-Marie Luther (Germany): Protective extender medium counteracts the sensitivity to seminal plasma in thermically stressed boar spermatozoa

9:00-10:00

9:00-9:15

Carola Fischer-Tenhagen (Germany): Denaverine hydrochloride (Sensiblex ©) reduces pulling force in assisted parturition in Holstein-Friesian heifers

9:15-9:30

Wojciech Baranski (Poland): Prevalence of subclinical endometritis in dairy cows recovered from clinical  endometritis with cephapirin or PGF2α treatment

9:30-9:45

Giorgia Podico (USA): Use of intrauterine kerosene infusions in mares post-abortion: effects and considerations

9:45-10:00

Coffee break & Posters

10:00-10:30

College Session A (Room A)

College Session B (Room B)

10:30-12:00

Key note Ruminant Reproduction Rodrigo Bicalho (USA): The bovine uterine microbiome

Key note Small Animal Reproduction Sylvie Chastant-Maillard (France): Passive immune transfer in puppies

10:30-11:15

Daniela Klein-Jöbstl (Austria): The microbiota of newborn calves and their mothers

Jasmine Fusi (Italy): 17β-Estradiol and Testosterone amniotic concentrations in at term born puppies: preliminary results

11:15-11:30

Vanina Madoz (Argentina): Progesterone  concentration in early diestrus and endometrial transcriptomic profile in dairy cows

Claudia Binder (Austria): Spontaneous ovulation in the cat – uterine findings and correlations with animal weight and age

11:30-11:45

Gustavo Gastal (Uruguay): Two doses of prostaglandin F2 alpha in the Ovsynch protocol on follicle diameter and circulating estradiol prior to ovulation in heifers
 

Matteo Tesi (Italy): The effects of aging on the quality of spermatogenesis, seminiferous tubules’ architecture and fibrosis of testicular peritubular space in dogs

11:45-12:00

Lunch & Posters

12:00-13:30

Plenary Session (Room A)

 

Key note lecture - General Aspects of Animal Reproduction
Geert Opsomer (Belgium): Embryo-maternal metabolism

13:30-14:15

Plenary Resident Session 2: Case Reports (Room A)

14:15-15:00

Alexander Grahofer (Switzerland): An uterotonic agent applied during farrowing caused an increased stillborn rate in a free farrowing system

14:15-14:30

Maria Melchert (Austria): Successful treatment of botryomycosis in a Haflinger mare

14:30-14:45

Ilse Gerits (Belgium): Mammary adenocarcinoma in the mare: two cases

14:45-15:00

Coffee Break & Posters

15:00-15:30

College Session C (Room B)

College Session D (Room A)

15:30-16:45

Key note Porcine Reproduction Ulf Magnusson (Sweden): Zoonotic aspects of livestock infections

Key note Equine Reproduction
Regina Turner (USA):
Testicular degeneration in stallions

15:30-16:15

Stefan Björkmann (Finland): Prolonged farrowing may increase weight loss during lactation in sows

Anne Kahler (UK): Comparison of macroscopic developmental features of equine fetuses obtained from mares suffering early pregnancy loss and manually terminated healthy pregnancies

16:15-16:30

Nicolas Sergeant (France) Concentrations of proAKAP4 ensures fertility and prolificity in boars

Igor Canisso (USA): Doxycycline diffuses to fetoplacental unit and does not cause apparent complications to the resulting foal

16:30-16:45

Gala Dinner at the Schönbrunn Zoological Garden

 

6 July

Plenary Session (Room A)

8:15-9:00

Key note lecture - General Aspects of Animal Reproduction
Hilde Aardema (The Netherlands): Cumulus cells protect the oocyte against elevated NEFA levels

 

Plenary Resident Session 3: Scientific Reports (Room A)

9:00-9:45

Pawel Kordowitzki (Poland): Expression of telomeric repeat-containing RNA (terra) differs in early bovine embryonic development in a stage-dependent manner- a possible link to maternal ageing

9:00-9:15

Martim Kaps (Austria): Supression of the estrous cycle in mares with continuous GnRH-analogue treatment

9:15-9:30

Jole Mariella (Italy): Alpha-fetoprotein concentrations in mares, amniotic fluid, and foals in normal and high-risk pregnancies

9:30-9:45

Coffee break & Poster

9:45-11:00

College Session E (Room A)

College Session F (Room B)

11:00

Key note Biotechnology
(11:00-11:45)
Peter Bols (Belgium):
Gonadal tissue conservation

Carolina Okada (Austria): Effect of subphysiological plasma progestin concentration on early equine embryo development

11:00-11:15

Nicola Martino (Italy): Comparative transcriptomic analysis of cumulus cells isolated from in vitro matured oocytes from juvenile and adult sheep

Isabel Callealta (South Africa): Non-surgical artificial insemination in African lionesses (Panthera leo) after ovulation induction with a GnRH analogue: a new step into large felid conservation

11:15-11:30

Camille Gautier (Austria): Expression of enzymes involved in polyun-saturated fatty acid synthesis in the stallion testes and epididymis

Bence Somoskoi (Hungary): Effects of pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polipeptide (PACAP) on early embryo development and implantation

11:30-11:45

 

Giulia Balotta (Italy): Relationship between Placenta, puppies APGAR score and glucose concentration at birth

11:45-12:00

 

Jaime Catalan (Spain): Effects of LED-based red light stimulation upon frozen-thawed stallion sperm

12:00-12:15

Lunch

12:15-13:00

ECAR Annual Business Meeting

13:00-14:00

Plenary Session (Room A)

14:00-15:15

Key note lecture - General Aspects of Animal Reproduction
Julian Skidmore (UAE):
Use of assisted reproductive technologies in old world camelids

14:00-14:45

Tina Kesselring (Germany): Age at sexual maturity and seasonality – new insights into the reproductive biology of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) from the North and Baltic Sea

14:45-15:00

Vince Boglarka (Hungary): Fetal sexing in African (Loxodonta africana) and Asian (Elephas maximus) elephants with the use of cell-free fetal DNA

15:00-15:15

Coffee Break & Posters

15:15-15:45

Plenary Resident Session 4: Case Reports (Room A)

15:45-17:15

Andrea Dogliero (Qatar) Artificial breeding in Houbara bustard

15:45-16:00

Marie Denys (France): An unexpected outcome in a mare pregnant for 8 months suffering from hepatic encephalopathy

16:00-16:15

Ulrike Flock (Germany): Metastatic ovarian carcinoma in a 2 year old Golden Retriever

16:15-16:30

Key note lecture - General Aspects of Animal Reproduction
Martin Schulman (South Africa): Strategies of contraception

16:30-17:15

Closing

17:15-17:30

 

Case Presentations – Posters
(in alphabetical order of first authors)

(P1) Influence of breed and year on prevalence of Equine Viral Arteritis in stallions
Teresa Beyer, Juliane Kuhl, Jörg Aurich, Christine Aurich
Vetmeduni Vienna, Austria

(P2) Successful parturition of a healthy calf born from a dromedary camel maintained on exogenous progesterone throughout pregnancy in a nonovulatory embryo recipient
Jenny Boye, Tariq Hussain, Julio Oriol
Sweihan Camel Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

(P3) Pharmacological agents aiding to the management of ejaculatory and behavioral dysfunctions in stallions
Igor Canisso1, Robyn Ellerbrock2
1University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2University of Georgia, USA

(P4) Comparing the artificial insemination quality of two technicians on the reproductive performance in sows
Alexander Grahofer1, Heiko Nathues2
1Animal Physiology, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, ETH Zurich, 2Clinic for Swine, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Switzerland

(P5) Effect of hypospadias in a crossbred boar on the reproductive performance in sows
Alexander Grahofer1, Heiko Nathues2
1Animal Physiology, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, ETH Zurich, 2Clinic for Swine, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Switzerland

(P6) Sudden enlargement of the scrotum in a dog – a diagnostic challenge
Johannes Herbel, Sabine Schäfer-Somi
Vetmeduni Vienna, Austria

(P7) Anti-Muellerian hormone as a diagnostic tool for monorchidism in dogs - a case report
Christian Leykam, Beate Walter, Ulrike Flock, Christiane Otzdorff, Andrea Meyer-Lindenberg
Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany

(P8) Pregnancy after partial ovariohysterectomy in a mare with segmental aplasia
Maya Meesters, Ilse Gerits, Sofie Peere, Margot Van de Velde, Jan Govaere
Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics and Herd Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium

(P9) A placental site trophoblastic tumor in a mare
Sofie Peere1, Norbert van de Velde2, Peter Corty3, Margot Van de Velde1, Ilse Gerits1, Jan Govaere1
1Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics and Herd Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Merelbeke, 2Department of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Merelbeke, 3Ter Dieschoot, Belgium

(P10) Does the “Madigan foal squeeze technique” evoke a stress response in foals? – Preliminary results
Javier Pérez Quesada, Maria Melchert, Christine Aurich
Vetmeduni Vienna, Austria

(P11) Laparoscopic ovariectomy in a mare with ovarian haematoma
Kim-Carolin Spilker1, Anna Tönissen2, Jutta Sielhorst1,2, Harald Sieme2, Uta Delling2
1Veterinary Competence Centrum Karthaus, Germany, 2University for Veterinary Medicine Hanover, Foundation, Germany

(P12) A remarkable case of transfixation in a mare carrying twins
Margot Van de Velde, Maya Meesters, Ilse Gerits, Sofie Peere, Kim Roels, Cyriel Ververs, Jan Govaere
Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics and Herd Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium

(P13) Elevated anti-Müllerian hormone concentration in 4 dogs with disorders of sex development
Beate Walter1, Ulrike Flock1, Heike Aupperle-Lellbach2, Lena Kempker2, Katrin Törner2,Christian Leykam1, Werner Hecht3, Andrea Meyer-Lindenberg1
1Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, 2Laboklin GmbH & Co. KG, 3Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Germany

Scientific Poster Presentations
(in alphabetical order of first authors)

(P14) Natural exposure of Martina Franca jennies and their foals to ochratoxin-A
Shafaq Asif1, Vincenzo Lippolis2, Michelangelo Pascale2, Salvatore Cervellieri2, Ermina Mancini2, Augusto Carluccio1, Domenico Robbe1, Fiorenza Minervini2
1Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Teramo, 2Institute of Sciences of Food Production (ISPA), National Research Council (CNR), Bari, Italy

(P15) Effects of oocyte exposure to ochratoxin-A on embryo development in juvenile sheep
Shafaq Asif1, Nicola Antonio Martino2, Giusseppina Marzano3, Antonella Mastrorocco3, Giovanni Michele Lacalandra3, Augusto Carluccio1, Domenico Robbe1, Fiorenza Minervini4, Maria Elena Dell'Aquila4
1Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Teramo, 2Dept. Veterinary Sciences, University of Torino, 3Dept. Biosciences, Biotechnologies & Biopharmaceutics, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Valenzano, Bari, 4Institute of Sciences of Food Productions (ISPA), National Research Council, Bari, Italy

(P16) Intrauterine anaerobic microbiota in postpartum dairy cows
Panagiotis Ballas1, Karen Wagener2, Marc Drillich2, Monika Ehling-Schulz1
1Institute of Microbiology, Department of Pathobiology, 2Clinical Unit for Herd Health Management in Ruminants, Department for Farm Animals and Veterinary Public Health, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria

(P17) Evaluation of glycaemia in newborn puppies right after birth born via C-section
Giulia Ballotta, Marco Cunto, Eleonora Anicito, Daniele Zambelli
Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy

(P18) Sperm marker proAKAP4 ensures sperm quality in post-thawed stallion semen
Didier Bloomaert1, Thierry Franck2, Jean Philippe Lejeune1, Quentin DeWulf3, Nicolas Sergeant4, Didier Serteyn2, Maryse Delehedde3
1Linalux, 2University of Liege, 3SPQI - 4BioDx, 4INSERM 

(P19) Introducing White Suffolk breed into the EU with frozen embryo import - observations in connection with the outcome of the transferred embryos
Szilárd Bodó1, Nora Vass2, István Egerszegi3, János Oláh2, István Monori2, András Jávor2, Sandor Cseh4
1National Agricultural Research and Innovation Centre, 2University of Debrecen, 3Szent Istvan University, 4University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest, Hungary

(P20) Uterine prolapse in mares – a review of 24 clinical cases
Jenny Boye*, Ghislaine Dujovne
William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, Department of Population Health and Reproduction, University of California, Davis, USA, *Currently:  W’rsan Stables, Abu Dhabi, UAE

(P21) The disadvantageous influence of high ambient temperatures on the fertility of Arabian stallions in The Middle East
Younis Khan, Jenny Katrine Boye, Julio Guillermo Oriol
W'rsan stables, Abu Dhabi, UAE

(P22) Timing of artificial insemination using fresh or frozen semen after automated activity monitoring of estrus in lactating dairy cows
Stefan Borchardt1, Augusto Madureira2, Christie Marie Tippenhauer1, Ronaldo Cerri2, Jan-Lukas Plenio3, Wolfgang Heuwieser1
1Freie Universitaet Berlin, Clinic of Animal Reproduction, Germany, 2University of British Columbia, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, Canada, 3Freie Universitaet Berlin, Institute for Veterinary Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Germany

(P23) Effect of dose and timing of prostaglandin F2α treatments during a 7 d Ovsynch protocol on fertility in lactating Holstein cows
Stefan Borchardt, Christie Marie Tippenhauer, Ilona Steinmetz, Wolfgang Heuwieser
Freie Universitaet Berlin, Clinic of Animal Reproduction, Berlin, Germany

(P24) Application of erythrithol as an alternative cryoprotectant for stallion semen
Sven Budik, Kathrin Schmidt, Christine Aurich
Artificial Insemination and ET, Vetmeduni Vienna, Austria

(P25) The use of alginate beads for the vitrification of isolated bovine pre-antral follicles
Anniek Bus, Jo Leroy, Peter Bols
Gamete Research Centre, University of Antwerp, Belgium

(P26) Treatment of bacterial endometritis in mares: Practices in France
Marie-Anne Campistron1, Jean-Francois Bruyas2, Sylvie Chastant-Maillard1
1Toulouse National Veterinary School, 2ONIRIS, France

(P27) Enrofloxacin crosses the equine placenta in early pregnancy without inducing gross lesions in the fetus
Igor Canisso1, Robyn Ellerbrock2, Giorgia Podico1, Patrick Roady1, Fabio Lima1
1University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2University of Georgia, USA

(P28) Influence of time of insemination on insemination success rate in dairy cows in a context of precision livestock farming
Loïse Corbrion-Mouret, Claire Saby-Chaban, Amélie Mugnier, René Fournier, Sylvie Chastant-Maillard
Toulouse National Veterinary School, France

(P29) Investigation of the use of cytobrush for cytological and bacteriological diagnosis of endometritis in mares
Chiara Del Prete, Francesca Paola Nocera, Giuseppe Piegari, Luisa De Martino, Veronica Palumbo, Orlando Paciello, Maria Pia Pasolini
Department of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Productions, University of Naples Federico II, Italy

(P30) Houbara bustard congenital abnormalities in captivity
Andrea Dogliero, Palash Chandra Das, Imed Channoufi, Aymen Teyeb, Nizar Mlayeh, John Vass, Robert Fulton
Rawdat Al Faras Houbara Breeding Center, Doha

(P31) Early pregnancy loss in the mare (EPL): The challenge in the equine breeding industry
Hamed Farnia, Mehran Farhoudi Moghadam
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

(P32) Comparison of dilutors for high volume insemination and their impact on flow cytometric quality parameters of post thawed bull semen
Magdalena Fuchs1,2, Jakob Scherzer1, Myriam Reichenbach1, Christiane Otzdorff2, Holm Zerbe2
1Bayern-Genetik GmbH, 2Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany

(P33) Ovulation time in reference to time of luteolysis in cows
Cyrielle Godart, Agathe Kerbiriou, Claire Saby-Chaban, Sylvie Chastant-Maillard
Toulouse National Veterinary School, France

(P34) Effects of myo-inositol on oocyte in-vitro maturation and subsequent embryo development in cows
Chiara Gorlani, Barbara Merlo, Eleonora Iacono
Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy

(P35) Detection and evaluation of puerperal disorders in sows after farrowing
Alexander Grahofer1, Anja Meile2, Heiko Nathues2
1Animal Physiology, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, ETH Zurich, 2Clinic for Swine, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Switzerland

(P36) Effect of examination interval on likelihood of conception and early embryonic loss in mares after post-ovulatory artificial insemination with a single straw of frozen/thawed semen
Isa Immonen1, Juan Cuervo-Arango2, Anthony Claes2, Tom Stout2
1University of Helsinki, Finland, 2Utrecht University, The Netherlands

(P37) Relationship between passive immune transfer and a simplified score system for diagnosis of respiratory diseases in dairy calves
Maria Jaureguiberry, Ramiro Rearte, Mauricio Giuliodori, Vanina Madoz, Fiorela Alvarado Pinedo, Rodolfo Luzbel de la Sota
Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Universidad Nacional de La Plata & CONICET, Argentina

(P38) Incidence and risk factors for endometritis in Irish grazing dairy cows
Emmet Kelly, Conor McAloon, Luke O'Grady, Mary Duane, Joris Somers, Marijke Beltman
University College Dublin, Ireland

(P39) Supplementation of breeding stallions with linseed oil influences the fatty acid composition of the sperm
Martin Köhne1, Manuela Wulf1, Christina Nagel1, Gabriele Dobeleit2, Herbert Fuhrmann2, Christine Aurich1
1Vetmeduni Vienna/Graf Lehndorff Institute, 2Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Leipzig, Germany

(P40) Reducing examination frequency in mares inseminated with cryopreserved semen does not impair fertility
Juliane Kuhl, Teresa Beyer, Christina Nagel, Christine Aurich
Vetmeduni Vienna, Austria

(P41) Transfer of passive immunity in foals: timing and estimation of IgG concentration by refractometry
Aliai Lanci, Chiara Del Prete*, Barbara Merlo, Nicola Ellero, Giuly Tonini, Carolina Castagnetti, Jole Mariella
Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, *Department of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Productions, University of Naples, Italy

(P42) Evaluation of the homogeneity of inflammation within the genital tract in cows
Elodie Larroque, Marie-Noëlle Lucas, Anne Geffre, Hanna Mila, Laure Mouton*, Fabien Corbiere, Sylvie Chastant-Maillard
Toulouse National Veterinary School *Alfort National Veterinary School, France

(P43) Effects of different centrifugation protocols on equine sperm quality
Giuseppina Marzano (Dept. Mathematics and Physics E. de Giorgi, University of Salento and Institute of Nanotechnology, CNR NANOTEC), Natalina Moscatelli (Dept. Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies, University of Salento), Mariangela Di Giacomo (Dept. Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies, University of Salento), Nicola Antonio Martino (Dept. Biosciences, Biotechnologies & Biopharmaceutics, University of Bari Aldo Moro and Dept. Veterinary Sciences, University of Torino), Giovanni Michele Lacalandra (Dept. Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari Aldo Moro), Maria Elena Dell'Aquila (Dept.Biosciences,Biotechnologies & Biopharmaceutics, University of Bari Aldo Moro), Giuseppe Maruccio (Dept. Mathematics and Physics E. de Giorgi, University of Salento and Institute of Nanotechnology, CNR NANOTEC), Elisabetta Primiceri (Institute of Nanotechnology), Maria Serena Chiriacò (Institute of Nanotechnology, CNR NANOTEC), Vincenzo Zara  (Dept. Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies, University of Salento), Alessandra Ferramosca (Dept. Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies, University of Salento)

(P44) Alginate engineered cumulus-oocyte enclosing microbeads for modelling 3D oocyte maturation
Antonella Mastrorocco (Department of Biosciences, Biotechnologies & Biopharmaceutics, University of Bari Aldo Moro), Ludovica Cacopardo (Research Centre E. Piaggio, University of Pisa; Department of Information & Engineering, University of Pisa), Nicola Antonio Martino (Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Torino), Francesco Camillo (Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Pisa), Diana Fanelli (Department of Veterinary Sciences, Università di Pisa), Elena Ciani (Department of Biosciences, Biotechnologies & Biopharmaceutics, University of Bari Aldo Moro), Giovanni Michele Lacalandra (Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari Aldo Moro), Bernard A.J. Roelen (Department of Farm Animal Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University), Arti Ahluwalia (Research Centre E. Piaggio, University of Pisa; Department of Information & Engineering, University of Pisa; IVTech Srl, Massarosa), Maria Elena Dell'Aquila (Department of Biosciences, Biotechnologies & Biopharmaceutics, University of Bari Aldo Moro)

(P45) Antepartum endocrine and cardiac changes in equine pregnancies of different breeds
Maria Melchert, Christine Aurich, Jörg Aurich, Christina Nagel
Vetmeduni Vienna, Austria

(P46) Effect of supplemental probiotics on productive and reproductive performance of Holstein cows during hot season
Zahra Merati1, Armin Towhidi2, Abbas Farshad1
1University of Kurdistan, 2University of Tehran, Iran

(P47) Semen collection in Amiata donkey jackasses treated with cloprostenol
Duccio Panzani 1, Diana Fanelli1, Alessandra Rota1, Miguel Quaresma2, Jordi Miró3, Igor Canisso4, Francesco Camillo1
1Università di Pisa, 2Universidade de Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Italy, 3University of Barcelona, Spain, 4University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA

(P48) Season variations in antioxidant enzyme activity in stallion and donkey seminal plasma
Marion Papas1, Laura Arroyo1, Anna Bassols1, Jaime Catalan1, Sebastian Bonilla1, Sabrina Gacem1, Marc Yeste2, Jordi Miró1
1University of Barcelona, 2University of Girona, Spain

(P49) Circulating insulin-like peptide 3 (INSL3) and testosterone dynamics in male dogs: Is INSL3 an endocrine marker of Leydig cell function in canine geriatrics?
Indunil Pathirana et al., Sri Lanka:

(P50) Immunocontraception as a possible tool to reduce feral pig populations: recent and future perspectives
Olli Peltoniemi, Lena Lindh, Claudio(P50)

(P51) Dose dependent effect on contraception in a canine species with aromatase inhibitor Finrozole
Olli Peltoniemi et al., Finland Oliviero, University of Helsinki, Finland

(P52) Endocrinology and ultrasound findings of two experimental models for early fetal loss in mares
Giorgia Podico1 ,Igor Canisso1, Robyn Ellerbrock2, Vitor Mercadante3, Fabio Lima1
1University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2University of Georgia, 3Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA

(P53) Endometrial messenger RNA expression of pro-inflammatory factors and mucins at five different endometrial sites of cows with different uterine health status
Harald Pothmann1, Paula Flick1, Christoph Gabler2,  Marc Drillich1
1University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria, 2Freie Universitaet Berlin, Institute of Veterinary Biochemistry, Germany

(P54) Late embryonic losses in supplemented grazing lactating dairy cows: risk factors and reproductive performance
Luis Quintero Rodriguez, Ramiro Rearte, German Dominguez, Rodolfo Luzbel de la Sota, Vanina Madoz, Mauricio Giuliodori
Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Universidad Nacional de La Plata & CONICET, Argentina

(P55) Diagnostic value of vaginaI cytological examnation for the diagnostic of genital inflammation in cows
Martin Roumegous, Romain Muhlach, Anne Geffre, Fabien Corbiere, Sylvie Chastant-Maillard
Toulouse National Veterinary School, France

(P56) Ovarian resumption of cyclicity in Holstein cows: field description thanks to molk progesterone in line measurements
Claire Saby-Chaban, René Fournier, Sylvie Chastant-Maillard
Toulouse National Veterinary School, France

(P57) Detection of Serum Amyloid A as a marker of the uterine innate immune response in stimulated equine endometrial explants in vitro
Schlömer-von Düsterloh F1,2, Hahn K1, Fux R3, Giessler KS1, Goehring LS1, Witte TS1
1Equine Hospital, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany, 2Clinic for horses, Parsdorf, Germany, 3Institute for Infectious Diseases and Zoonoses, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany

(P58) An approach to hysteroscopic catheterization of the equine oviduct
Anna Tönißen1, L. Müller-Stephan1,2 ,D. Tiedemann1,J. Rau1, H. Sieme1
1Unit for Reproductive Medicine – Clinic for Horses, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Hannover, Germany, 2National Stud Lower Saxony, Celle, Germany

(P59) Evaluation of serum calcium dynamics within the first three days after parturition and the associated risk of acute puerperal metritis
Peter Venjakob1, Rudolf Staufenbiel2, Wolfgang Heuwieser1, Stefan Borchardt1
1Clinic for Animal Reproduction, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Freie Universität Berlin, 2Ruminant Clinic, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

(P60) Interleukin 8 mRNA expression in the endometrium of cows at the time of artificial insemination has the potential to predict pregnancy
Karen Wagener1, Marc Drillich1, Christoph Gabler2
1Clinical Unit for Herd Health Management in Ruminants, Department for Farm Animals and Veterinary Public Health, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria, 2Institute of Veterinary Biochemistry, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany