Effects of heat stress conditions on Belgian Blue cattle fertility: warming up for future challenges

Residiwati, Gretania
Faculteit Diergeneeskunde
Vakgroep Voortplanting, Verloskunde en Bedrijfsdiergeneeskunde
Gretania Residiwati was born on March 15th 1993, Kediri, East-Java, Indonesia. She obtained her Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine in 2014, Veterinarian Profession in 2015, and Master of Disease and Veterinary Public Health in 2016 in Veterinary Faculty, Airlangga University, Indonesia. She applied for a grant with the Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (No. 201707220411226) for pursuing a Doctorate of Veterinary Sciences. She arrived in August 2017 at the Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics, and Herd Health to start a PhD study on Belgian Blue cattle fertility in collaboration with AWE. She organized the Global Minds Sensitizing Event ‘Paradise of Indonesia’, ‘Vet Peduli (Charity of COVID-19 for Indonesia)’, and received the Global Minds Fund Capacity Building ‘Belgian Blue project Belgium Indonesia’. Gretania Residiwati is author or coauthor of several scientific publications and reports. She attended several national and international conferences.
Academische graad
Doctor in de diergeneeskundige wetenschappen
Taal proefschrift
Prof. dr. A. Van Soom, Faculteit Diergeneeskunde, UGent - Faculteit Diergeneeskunde, Ugent - Dr. Osvaldo Bogado Pascottini, Faculteit Diergeneeskunde, Ugent
Prof. dr. Sarah Gabriël, Faculteit Diergeneeskunde, UGent - Prof. dr. Bart Pardon, Faculteit Diergeneeskunde, UGent - Prof. dr. Stefaan De Smet, Faculteit Bioingenieurwetenschappen, UGent - Dr. Catherine Latour, Association Wallonne de l’Élevage (AWÉ) - Dr. Krishna Chaitanya Pavani, Faculteit Diergeneeskunde, UGent - Prof. dr. Ann Van Soom, Faculteit Diergeneeskunde, UGent - Prof. dr. Geert Opsomer, Faculteit Diergeneeskunde, UGent - Dr. Osvaldo Bogado Pascottini, Faculteit Diergeneeskunde, UGent

Korte beschrijving

Nowadays, multiple tropical developing countries, including Indonesia, are experiencing a higher demand for meat which cannot be produced by local cattle, because of their low meat production (quantity and quality). Recently, the Indonesian government tried to solve the problem by introducing Belgian Blue cattle. It is known as a superior breed of cattle which has an excellent carcass conformation due to their double-muscled properties. It might be become a good solution for Indonesia, as well as other tropical developing countries, in order to improve their local breed quality and fulfill their local meat demand with the local production. However, the genetic peculiarity on Belgian Blue also brings about several impacts which should be addressed by the tropical countries, especially their sensitivity to heat stress, as in the tropical condition as reviewed in Chapter 1.


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