Sofie Piepers

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Affiliation: Ghent University
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Immune response after an experimental intramammary challenge with killed Staphylococcus aureus in cows and heifers vaccinated and not vaccinated with Startvac, a polyvalent mastitis vaccine
    S Piepers
    M team and Mastitis and Milk Quality Research Unit, Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics and Herd Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Merelbeke 9820, Belgium Electronic address
    J Dairy Sci 100:769-782. 2017
  2. doi request reprint Manageable risk factors associated with bacterial and coliform counts in unpasteurized bulk milk in Flemish dairy herds
    S Piepers
    M team and Mastitis and Milk Quality Research Unit, Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics and Herd Health Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium Electronic address
    J Dairy Sci 97:3409-19. 2014
  3. doi request reprint Oral supplementation of medium-chain fatty acids during the dry period supports the neutrophil viability of peripartum dairy cows
    Sofie Piepers
    M team and Mastitis and Milk Quality Research Unit, Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics, and Herd Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium
    J Dairy Res 80:309-18. 2013
  4. doi request reprint The effect of intramammary infection with coagulase-negative staphylococci in early lactating heifers on milk yield throughout first lactation revisited
    S Piepers
    Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics, and Herd Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    J Dairy Sci 96:5095-105. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Technical note: Flow cytometric identification of bovine milk neutrophils and simultaneous quantification of their viability
    S Piepers
    Department of Reproduction, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium
    J Dairy Sci 92:626-31. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Pathogen group specific risk factors at herd, heifer and quarter levels for intramammary infections in early lactating dairy heifers
    S Piepers
    Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics and Herd Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Prev Vet Med 99:91-101. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and distribution of mastitis pathogens in subclinically infected dairy cows in Flanders, Belgium
    Sofie Piepers
    Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics and Herd Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium
    J Dairy Res 74:478-83. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Heifers infected with coagulase-negative staphylococci in early lactation have fewer cases of clinical mastitis and higher milk production in their first lactation than noninfected heifers
    S Piepers
    Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics and Herd Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium
    J Dairy Sci 93:2014-24. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Heifer and quarter characteristics associated with periparturient blood and milk neutrophil apoptosis in healthy heifers and in heifers with subclinical mastitis
    S Piepers
    Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics and Herd Health, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium
    J Dairy Sci 92:4330-9. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Somatic cell count and milk neutrophil viability of dairy heifers with specific CXCR1 genotypes following experimental intramammary infection with Staphylococcus chromogenes originating from milk
    Joren Verbeke
    M team and Mastitis and Milk Quality Research Unit, Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics, and Herd Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, Merelbeke 9820, Belgium Electronic address
    Vet J 204:322-6. 2015

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Publications27

  1. doi request reprint Immune response after an experimental intramammary challenge with killed Staphylococcus aureus in cows and heifers vaccinated and not vaccinated with Startvac, a polyvalent mastitis vaccine
    S Piepers
    M team and Mastitis and Milk Quality Research Unit, Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics and Herd Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Merelbeke 9820, Belgium Electronic address
    J Dairy Sci 100:769-782. 2017
    ..aureus bacteria, resulting in a more efficient elimination of the bacteria from the mammary gland...
  2. doi request reprint Manageable risk factors associated with bacterial and coliform counts in unpasteurized bulk milk in Flemish dairy herds
    S Piepers
    M team and Mastitis and Milk Quality Research Unit, Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics and Herd Health Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium Electronic address
    J Dairy Sci 97:3409-19. 2014
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Oral supplementation of medium-chain fatty acids during the dry period supports the neutrophil viability of peripartum dairy cows
    Sofie Piepers
    M team and Mastitis and Milk Quality Research Unit, Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics, and Herd Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium
    J Dairy Res 80:309-18. 2013
    ..The results should trigger research to further unravel the mechanisms behind the observed immunomodulating effect, and the potential relevance for the cows' performances throughout lactation. ..
  4. doi request reprint The effect of intramammary infection with coagulase-negative staphylococci in early lactating heifers on milk yield throughout first lactation revisited
    S Piepers
    Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics, and Herd Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    J Dairy Sci 96:5095-105. 2013
    ..0 kg/d remained...
  5. doi request reprint Technical note: Flow cytometric identification of bovine milk neutrophils and simultaneous quantification of their viability
    S Piepers
    Department of Reproduction, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium
    J Dairy Sci 92:626-31. 2009
    ..2 and 9.7%. In conclusion, this is the first flow cytometric method suited for the simultaneous quantification of viable, apoptotic, and necrotic bovine milk PMNL in a straightforward manner...
  6. doi request reprint Pathogen group specific risk factors at herd, heifer and quarter levels for intramammary infections in early lactating dairy heifers
    S Piepers
    Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics and Herd Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Prev Vet Med 99:91-101. 2011
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and distribution of mastitis pathogens in subclinically infected dairy cows in Flanders, Belgium
    Sofie Piepers
    Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics and Herd Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium
    J Dairy Res 74:478-83. 2007
    ..Non-aureus staphylococci are the predominant cause of IMI, warranting more research regarding the epidemiology and pathogenicity of those species...
  8. doi request reprint Heifers infected with coagulase-negative staphylococci in early lactation have fewer cases of clinical mastitis and higher milk production in their first lactation than noninfected heifers
    S Piepers
    Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics and Herd Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium
    J Dairy Sci 93:2014-24. 2010
    ..6 vs. 21.0%) during first lactation compared with noninfected heifers. We conclude that although CNS cause the majority of IMI in heifers around calving, they should not be a reason for serious concern...
  9. doi request reprint Heifer and quarter characteristics associated with periparturient blood and milk neutrophil apoptosis in healthy heifers and in heifers with subclinical mastitis
    S Piepers
    Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics and Herd Health, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium
    J Dairy Sci 92:4330-9. 2009
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Somatic cell count and milk neutrophil viability of dairy heifers with specific CXCR1 genotypes following experimental intramammary infection with Staphylococcus chromogenes originating from milk
    Joren Verbeke
    M team and Mastitis and Milk Quality Research Unit, Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics, and Herd Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, Merelbeke 9820, Belgium Electronic address
    Vet J 204:322-6. 2015
    ..980GG heifers. Differences were less pronounced in the later stage (>18 h) of infection. The results demonstrate that CXCR1 polymorphism can influence SCC and milk neutrophil viability following experimental IMI. ..
  11. doi request reprint Association between herd exposure to BVDV-infection and bulk milk somatic cell count of Flemish dairy farms
    Jozef Laureyns
    Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics, and Herd Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, B 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Prev Vet Med 109:148-51. 2013
    ..01)...
  12. pmc Local host response following an intramammary challenge with Staphylococcus fleurettii and different strains of Staphylococcus chromogenes in dairy heifers
    Kristine Piccart
    M team and Mastitis and Milk Quality Research Unit, Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics, and Herd Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, 9820, Merelbeke, Belgium
    Vet Res 47:56. 2016
    ..chromogenes TA. In conclusion, these results suggest that S. chromogenes might be better adapted to the mammary gland than S. fleurettii. Furthermore, not all S. chromogenes strains induce the same local host response. ..
  13. doi request reprint Pathogen-group specific association between CXCR1 polymorphisms and subclinical mastitis in dairy heifers
    Joren Verbeke
    M team and Mastitis and Milk Quality Research Unit, Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics, and Herd Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    J Dairy Res 79:341-51. 2012
    ..These results trigger us to further study the relationship between CXCR1 polymorphisms and mastitis susceptibility in both observational and experimental trials...
  14. doi request reprint Maternal colostral leukocytes appear to enhance cell-mediated recall response, but inhibit humoral recall response in prime-boost vaccinated calves
    Vanessa Meganck
    Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Reproduction and Herd Health, University of Ghent, Salisburylaan 133, 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium Electronic address
    J Reprod Immunol 113:68-75. 2016
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint Associations between CXCR1 polymorphisms and pathogen-specific incidence rate of clinical mastitis, test-day somatic cell count, and test-day milk yield
    Joren Verbeke
    M team and Mastitis and Milk Quality Research Unit, Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics, and Herd Health, Ghent University, 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    J Dairy Sci 97:7927-39. 2014
    ..735C>G. Cows with genotype c.735GG out-produced cows with genotype c.735CC by 0.8 kg of milk/d. Results provide a basis for further research on the relation between CXCR1 polymorphism and pathogen-specific mastitis resistance and MY...
  16. doi request reprint Association of CXCR1 polymorphisms with apoptosis, necrosis and concentration of milk neutrophils in early lactating dairy heifers
    Joren Verbeke
    M team and Mastitis and Milk Quality Research Unit, Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics, and Herd Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Belgium Electronic address
    Res Vet Sci 97:55-9. 2014
    ..An association between the CXCR1 genotype and necrosis of milk PMNL could not be demonstrated. Results indicate that CXCR1 polymorphisms influence viability and concentration of milk PMNL and provide a foundation for future research. ..
  17. doi request reprint Further evidence for the existence of environmental and host-associated species of coagulase-negative staphylococci in dairy cattle
    Anneleen De Visscher
    M team and Mastitis and Milk Quality Research Unit, Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics and Herd Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium Electronic address
    Vet Microbiol 172:466-74. 2014
    ..This study provides further evidence that the group of CNS species is comprised of environmental, opportunistic and host-adapted species which differ in ecology. ..
  18. doi request reprint Identification, typing, ecology and epidemiology of coagulase negative staphylococci associated with ruminants
    Wannes Vanderhaeghen
    M team and Mastitis and Milk Quality Research Unit, Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics and Herd Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium Electronic address
    Vet J 203:44-51. 2015
    ..Further studies of the ecology and epidemiology of CNS as a cause of IMI in cattle are required, along with careful attention to classification of these bacteria and the diseases they cause. ..
  19. doi request reprint Pathogen-specific incidence rate of clinical mastitis in Flemish dairy herds, severity, and association with herd hygiene
    Joren Verbeke
    M team and Mastitis and Milk Quality Research Unit, Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics, and Herd Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium Electronic address
    J Dairy Sci 97:6926-34. 2014
    ..This study broadens the knowledge on clinical mastitis in Flemish dairy herds and underlines the high risk of CM in early-lactation heifers, the role of the so-called environmental pathogens, and herd hygiene. ..
  20. doi request reprint Concentration of penicillin G in mammary tissue and secretion of end-term dairy heifers following systemic prepartum administration of penethamate hydriodide
    Pieter Passchyn
    Department of Reproduction, Ghent University, Belgium
    J Dairy Res 77:33-6. 2010
    ....
  21. doi request reprint Equid herpesvirus 1 (EHV1) infection of equine mesenchymal stem cells induces a pUL56-dependent downregulation of select cell surface markers
    Christophe Claessen
    Department of Virology, Parasitology and Immunology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, B 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Vet Microbiol 176:32-9. 2015
    ..These findings provide a basis for future studies to evaluate the mechanisms underlying for this selective pUL56-induced downregulation and to evaluate the potential role of MSC during EHV1 pathogenesis. ..
  22. doi request reprint Individual commitment to a group effect: strengths and weaknesses of bovine embryo group culture
    Eline Wydooghe
    Department of ReproductionObstetrics and Herd Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Eline Wydooghe, Salisburylaan 133, B 9820 Merelbeke, BelgiumAnimal Sciences UnitInstitute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research ILVO, B 9090 Melle, BelgiumDepartment of Reproductive MedicineUniversity Hospital, Ghent University, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Reproduction 148:519-29. 2014
    ..Non-cleaved or arrested embryos do not hamper the ability of co-cultured bovine embryos to reach the blastocyst stage in group culture. ..
  23. doi request reprint Serological and virological BVDV prevalence and risk factor analysis for herds to be BVDV seropositive in Belgian cattle herds
    Steven Sarrazin
    Veterinary Epidemiology Unit, Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics and Herd Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Prev Vet Med 108:28-37. 2013
    ..8, p=0.08) when only a subset of herds with no vaccination of animals <12 months was taken into account. The results of the current study suggest an active circulation of BVDV in a considerable number of Belgian cattle herds...
  24. pmc Impact of diversity of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae strains on lung lesions in slaughter pigs
    Annelies Michiels
    Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics and Herd Health, Unit Porcine Health Management, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, 9820, Merelbeke, Belgium
    Vet Res 48:2. 2017
    ....
  25. doi request reprint Development of a method for isolating bovine colostrum mononuclear leukocytes for phenotyping and functional studies
    Vanessa Meganck
    Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics and Herd Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium Electronic address
    Vet J 200:294-8. 2014
    ..Isolation of CMC and the subsequent phenotypic analysis of the different subpopulations were repeatable, with agreement indices varying between 0.5 and 1.0. Agreement indices for the proliferation assay were estimated at 0.8...
  26. doi request reprint In search for cross-reactivity to immunophenotype equine mesenchymal stromal cells by multicolor flow cytometry
    Catharina De Schauwer
    Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics and Herd Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, Merelbeke 9820, Belgium
    Cytometry A 81:312-23. 2012
    ..Successful differentiation towards the osteogenic, chondrogenic, and adipogenic lineage was used as additional validation. We suggest that this selected nine-marker panel can be used for the adequate immunophenotyping of equine MSC...
  27. doi request reprint Staphylococcus devriesei sp. nov., isolated from teat apices and milk of dairy cows
    Karlien Supre
    Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics, and Herd Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 60:2739-44. 2010
    ..Based on these results, it is proposed to classify the ten isolates as Staphylococcus devriesei sp. nov., with strain KS-SP 60(T) (=LMG 25332(T) =CCUG 58238(T)) as the type strain...