Korean J Vet Res.  2020 Dec;60(4):237-240. 10.14405/kjvr.2020.60.4.237.

High level of estradiol in a Holstein-Friesian cow with sacroiliac luxation after calving

  • 1Department of Animal Science and Technology, College of Bio-industry Science, Sunchon National University, Suncheon 57922, Korea
  • 2Department of Animal Resources Development, National Institute of Animal Science, Rural Development Administrator, Cheonan 31000, Korea


This is the report of sacroiliac luxation in a Holstein-Friesian cow, describing the progression of the sacroiliac luxation from the onset of its development with changes in estradiol (E2 ) and serum chemistry. The high estrogen concentration was assumed to be a predisposing factor of the disease that relaxed the pelvic muscles and a secondary slippery finally caused the sacroiliac luxation. The E2 was present at levels four times higher in the cow with sacroiliac luxation (167 pg/mL) than in normal cows. Above normal levels of creatinine kinase, aspartate aminotransferase, and lactate dehydrogenase were also observed in cow with sacroiliac luxation.


estradiol; Holstein-Friesian cow; sacroiliac luxation
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