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Dairy at Guelph represented at the International Ruminant Reproduction Symposium

Dairy at Guelph was well represented at this year’s International Ruminant Reproduction Symposium (IRRS), taking place in Galway, Ireland between May 28-June 1. IRRS is recognized as one of the most prestigious global conferences about reproduction in ruminant animals and takes place every four years.

Dr. Stephen LeBlanc, Director for Dairy at Guelph and Professor in the Department of Population Medicine, presented research on reproductive disease and fertility, including the transition period, postpartum diseases, inflammation and reproductive performance of dairy cows.

Guilherme Madureira, a PhD candidate in the Department of Animal Biosciences presented a poster about the relationship between uterine environment and the success of conceptus development. Dr. Tony Bruinjé, who recently defended his PhD, is now a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Population Medicine under the supervision of Dr. LeBlanc. Tony presented a poster about the risk factors for reproductive tract diseases in dairy cows.

About the International Ruminant Reproduction Symposium (IRRS)

Since 1980, scientists from around the world present cutting-edge research about reproductive biology and technology in a variety of ruminant species, including cattle, sheep, goats, buffaloes, and camelids. The 11th IRRS took place in Galway (Ireland) May 30 to June 1.

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