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Table 1 Diagnostic criteria of uterine inflammatory conditions used for initial diagnosis and re-evaluation (2 weeks later) in dairy cows

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

Uterine inflammatory conditions DIM @ initial diagnosis Diagnostic criteria
Initial diagnosis Reevaluation§
Metritis 1-14 Foul smelling watery, brown uterine discharge with or without ≥ 39.4 rectal temperature Mucopurulent uterine discharge or > 18% PMN in endometrial cytology
Clinical endometritis 28-35 Mucopurulent uterine discharge Mucopurulent uterine discharge or > 18% PMN in endometrial cytology
Subclinical endometritis 28-35 > 18% PMN in endometrial cytology (No uterine discharge) > 10% PMN in endometrial cytology (No uterine discharge)
  1. DIM – Days in milk.
  2. PMN – Polymorphonuclear neutrophils.
  3. §Re-evaluation 2 weeks after initial diagnosis.