postparturient(redirected from postparturient immunosuppression)
relates to the dam, in the period immediately after parturition.
the effects of pregnancy, parturition and the onset of heavy lactation especially in animals with multiple offspring, coupled with the high incidence of metabolic diseases and disease of the uterus and the mammary gland at this time can cause serious debilitation which requires intensive management to correct.
inflammation of the endometrium as a result of infection introduced usually at parturition; one of the principal causes of infertility.
of sows see mastitis-metritis-agalactia.
a disease of high-producing dairy cows in the period of about a month after calving characterized by acute intravascular hemolysis, hemoglobinuria, pallor of mucosae and a heavy mortality rate. Predisposed by a nutritional deficiency of phosphorus or copper.
postparturient hemolytic anemia
see postparturient hemoglobinuria (above).
see milk fever.
drain of antibodies in colostrum depletes maternal resources and reduces immune status.
see periparturient hypocalcemia.