Table of Contents

Contact Us

Department of Animal Sciences
The Robert H. Smith Faculty
of Agricultural, Food & Environment

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

P.O. Box 12, Rehovot 76100, Israel
Phone: +972-(0)8-9489119;
Fax: +972-(0)8-9465763;
Yael Lewitus, Department's Secretary

List of Publications

  1. Wolfenson, D., Z. Roth, and R. Meidan. Impaired reproduction in heat-stressed cattle: basic and applied aspects. 14th Int. Cong. Anim. Reprod. Stockholm. Anim. Reprod. Sci. 60-61, 535-547, 2000. (review).
  2. Shaham-Albalancy, Y. Folman, M. Kaim, M. Rosenberg, and D. Wolfenson. Delayed effect of low progesterone on bovine uterine prostaglandin F2 secretion in the subsequent oestrous cycle. Reproduction 122: 643-648, 2001.
  3. Roth, Z., A. Arav, A. Bor, Y. Zeron, R. Braw-Tal, and D. Wolfenson. Improvement of quality of oocytes collected in the autumn by enhanced removal of impaired follicles from previously heat-stressed cows. Reproduction, 122: 734-744, 2001.
  4. Wolfenson, D., H. Sonego, A. Bloch, A. Shaham-Albalancy, M. Kaim, Y. Folman, and R. Meidan. Seasonal differences in progesterone production by bovine luteinized thecal and granulosa cells. Dom. Anim. Endocrinol. 22: 81-90, 2002.
  5. Wolfenson, D. Effects of heat stress on bovine ovarian functions. Trends in Comp. Biochem. Physiol., 8:159-164, 2002. (review).
  6. Kaim, M., A. Bloch, D. Wolfenson, R. Braw-Tal, M. Rosenberg, H. Voet and Y. Folman. Effects of GnRH Administered to Cows at the Onset of Estrus on Timing of Ovulation, Endocrine Responses and Conception Rates. J. Dairy Sci., 86:2012-2021, 2003.
  7. Bloch, A., Folman, Y., Kaim, M., Roth, Z., Braw-Tal R., and Wolfenson, D., Endocrine alterations associated with extended time interval between estrus and ovulation in high-yield dairy cows. J. Dairy Sci. 89:4694-4702, 2006.
  8. Wolfenson, D. Factors associated with low progesterone concentrations and their relation to low fertility of lactating dairy cows. Israel J. Vet. Med. 61:37-40, 2006. (review).
  9. Lavon, Y., Leitner, G., Goshen, T., Braw-Tal, R., Jacoby, S., and Wolfenson, D. Exposure to endotoxin during estrus impairs reproductive functions in dairy cows. Theriogenology 70:956-967, 2008.
  10. Lavon, Y., Leitner, G., Voet, H., and Wolfenson, D. Naturally occurring mastitis effects on timing of ovulation, steroids and gonadotrophic hormone concentrations, and follicular and luteal growth in cows. J. Dairy Sci. 93:911-921, 2010.
  11. Lavon, Y., Leitner, G., Klipper, E., Moallem, U., Meidan, R., and Wolfenson, D. Subclinical, chronic intramammary infection lowers steroid concentrations and gene expression in bovine preovulatory follicles. Domest. Anim. Endocrinol. 40:98-109, 2011.
  12. Lavon, Y., Leitner, G., Moallem, U., Klipper, E., Voet, H., Jacoby, S., Glick, G., Meidan, R., and Wolfenson, D. Immediate and carryover effects of Gram-negative and Gram-positive toxin-induced mastitis on follicular function in dairy cows. Theriogenology 76:942-953, 2011.
  13. Lavon, Y., Ezra, E., Leitner, G., and Wolfenson, D. Association of conception rate with pattern and level of somatic cell count elevation relative to time of insemination in dairy cows. J. Dairy Sci, 94:4538-4545, 2011.
  14. Wolfenson D. and W.W. Thatcher. Strategies for improvement of thermal and reproductive responses under heat stress. In: Environmental Physiology of Livestock, R.J. Collier with J.L.Collier, editors. Wiley-Blackwell, UK, 2012.