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11.  A clinical study of metritis in dairy cows in the region of Batna (east of Algeria) and their treatments using different therapeutic protocols - Rahla Meziane, Abdellatif Niar, Mustapha Adnane Smadi, Bakir Mamache and Toufik Meziane
Vet World. 2013; 6(1): 45-48

Aim: The objective of this study was to make an inventory of cases of metritis in dairy cows during the post-partum period, to verify with a detailed clinical study on its real incidence in Batna region and to study the treatment of metritis, using different treatment protocols.

Materials and Methods: A total of 432 dairy cows were examined during the post partum period and forty dairy cows having metritis were selected and assigned into four groups of 10 each to be treated with different drugs. Visits were programmed to track the status of uterine involution and different parameters of fecundity and fertility of cows.

Result: The injection of Cloprostenol (a synthetic analogue of PGF2α) has a significant effect particularly on shorter intervals from calving to the first mating, calving to positive fertilization and for the reduction of the number of services of inseminations. Similarly, the association "antibiotic+Flunixin /Meglumine has a positive effect on the parameters mentioned above.

Conclusion: These results show that the double injection of Cloprostenol in the treatment of metritis improves the performance of fertility of animals and the dose of 3ml of PGF2α had succeeded in giving a positive effect on the different fertility parameters studied, compared to the dose of 2 ml.

Key words: cow, fertility, metritis, PGF2α, postpartum.