Periparturient Diseases of Dairy Cows

A Systems Biology Approach

Editors: Ametaj, Burim N. (Ed.)

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  • Discusses theory and application of systems biology approaches in dairy cattle health
  • Provides insights into etiology and pathogenesis of selected periparturient diseases
  • Intended to incite thinking and to trigger development of new research ideas 
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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.

About the authors

Prof. Dr. Burim N. Ametaj

Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutritional Science

4-10G Agricultural/Forestry Centre

University of Alberta

Edmonton

Canada T6G 2P5



Reviews

“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)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • What Are Omics Sciences?

    Pages 1-7

    Vailati-Riboni, Mario, Ph.D. (et al.)

  • Demystifying the Myths: Switching Paradigms from Reductionism to Systems Veterinary in Approaching Transition Dairy Cow Diseases

    Pages 9-29

    Ametaj, Burim N., D.V.M., Ph.D., Ph.D.

  • An Omics Approach to Transition Cow Immunity

    Pages 31-50

    Eckel, Emily F., Ph.D. (et al.)

  • Systems Biology and Ruminal Acidosis

    Pages 51-69

    Ghaffari, Morteza H. (et al.)

  • Cattle Gastrointestinal Tract Microbiota in Health and Disease

    Pages 71-91

    Dias, André Luiz Garcia, Ph.D. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Periparturient Diseases of Dairy Cows
Book Subtitle
A Systems Biology Approach
Editors
  • Burim N. Ametaj
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-43033-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-43033-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-43031-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82721-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 276
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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