Dairy Cattle

Spring Dairy Series: Understanding Inflammation & Immunity to Improve Transition Management

This event was originally held via Zoom Webinar on 05/13/2020 3:30 p.m. EDT/2:30 p.m. CDT.

Inflammation is a key component of the immune system and it can be both beneficial and detrimental. Acute inflammation helps activate the full spectrum of immune mechanisms to protect the body from infection and even to trigger developmental adaptations. However, chronic inflammation results in subtle shifts in physiological function throughout the body which can contribute to the development of metabolic diseases. Knowledge on the benefits and risks of various forms of inflammation are essential in understanding how to manage dairy cows in all stages of production.

What you will learn
• Inflammation is a key part of the immune system and tissue physiology.
• Excessive inflammation can disrupt normal organ function and is sometimes counter-productive even during infection.
• Inflammatory signals shift resources from normal productive processes toward immune system utilization.
  • Understanding Inflammation and Immunity to Improve Transition Management
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: 2 years