The Contreras Laboratory researches dairy cows, adipose tissue, mastitis, inflammation, fatty acids, and lactation.

Andres Contreras, DVM, PhD, is studying adipose tissue biology with special emphasis on the effects of lipolysis and other fat tissue adaptation mechanisms associated with negative energy balance and the onset of lactation on host immunity and disease susceptibility, the development and adequate implementation of health solutions, and new technologies and applications that improve periparturient dairy cow health while increasing farmers' profitability.

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