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From: Associations among serum pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines, metabolic mediators, body condition, and uterine disease in postpartum dairy cows

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Mean ± SEM serum concentrations of adiponectin, leptin, tumor necrosis factor-α, interleukin 6, interleukin 1β, insulin, and insulin like growth factor-1 in persistent uterine inflammatory condition* categories in dairy cows with low and high body condition‡ during peripartum. *A cow diagnosed with uterine disease at both initial and follow-up examinations was considered to have persistent inflammation; ‡Body condition score: from 1 (emaciated) to 5 (obese). Week 0: week of calving; PT-LBCS: cows with persistent uterine inflammatory condition and lower (2 and 2.5) body condition score; PT-HBCS: cows with persistent uterine inflammatory condition and higher (3 to 4) body condition score; N&R-LBCS: normal and spontaneously recovered cows for persistent uterine inflammatory condition and lower (2 and 2.5) body condition score; N&R-HBCS: normal and spontaneously recovered cows for uterine inflammatory condition and higher (3 to 4) body condition score. a-dWithin a persistent uterine inflammatory condition and body condition score categories, means without a common superscript differ between weeks (P < 0.05). 1-4Within a week, means without a common superscript differ between persistent uterine inflammatory condition and body condition score categories (P < 0.05); (Also, refer Table 4 for significant differences).

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