Problems during the calving process
The calvingGiving birth to a calf. period has a significant impact on the cow’s future fertilityAbility of a living organism to reproduce. From a zootechnical point of view: ability to give birth to a calf, a lamb, a goat or a piglet.. Any interference during the calvingGiving birth to a calf. process such as a difficult calvingGiving birth to a calf., retained placenta, etc will most likely cause delays in the return to cyclicityCharacterizes what is cyclical: returns to regular intervals and is repeated in a cycle. Return to cyclicity is highly important in the post-partum phase..
The main factors related to parturition that may influence the time when cyclicityCharacterizes what is cyclical: returns to regular intervals and is repeated in a cycle. Return to cyclicity is highly important in the post-partum phase. is resumed are:
- Trauma of the genital tract and conditions of hygiene during calvingGiving birth to a calf.
- Delayed involutionSpontaneous or induced decrease of a tissue, organ or tumour. Particular method of evolution of an organ in which its initial appearance is restored e.g. involution of the uterus after parturition.
- MetritisInflammation of various tissues of the uterus, mainly of the uterine lining (endometritis), but also of the uterine muscle (myometritis or cervicitis).