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Dr Jimena Yapura PhD, MSc, DVM

Lecturer in Anatomy and Physiology - Animal Reproduction

School of Veterinary Science

I obtained a DVM degree at the Catholic University of Cordoba, Argentina. After a year of mixed private practice in rural areas in the south of Cordoba, I moved to Canada to pursue Master of Science and PhD degrees in the area of Bovine Reproductive Biology.

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 83208
    Location: 2.18, Vet Tower, IVABS
    Campus: Turitea

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of Saskatchewan (2013)
  • Master of Science - University of Saskatchewan (2009)
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine - Catholic University of Cordoba (2005)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Fertility improvement in dairy cattle

Oestrogen-free approach for control of oestrus cycle in cattle

Oestrous manipulation, fixed-time artificial insemination and embryo transfer in dairy cattle

Comparative reproductive physiology

Ovarian ultrasonography and follicle mapping

Animal models

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being, Future Food Systems

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000): Animal Breeding (070201):
Animal Physiology - Systems (060603):
Animal Production (070200): Animal Reproduction (070206):
Biological Sciences (060000): Comparative Physiology (060604): Physiology (060600):
Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology (070702): Veterinary Sciences (070700)

Keywords

Bovine Reproductive Physiology

Control of the Oestrus Cycle in Cattle

Ovarian Follicle Maping and Ablation

Assisted Reproductive Technologies

Comparative Reproductive Physiology

Reproductive Ultrasonography

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 2 5

Research Outputs

Journal

Andrews, CJ., Thomas, DG., Yapura, J., & Potter, MA. (2019). Reproductive biology of the 38 extant felid species: a review. Mammal Review. 49(1), 16-30
[Journal article]Authored by: Potter, M., Thomas, D., Yapura, M.
Yapura, MJ., Zwiefelhofer, EM., Pierson, RA., & Adams, GP. (2018). Aromatase inhibitors: A new approach for controlling ovarian function in cattle. Theriogenology. 112, 18-25
[Journal article]Authored by: Yapura, M.
Lawrence, K., Broerse, N., Hine, L., Yapura, J., & Tulley, WJ. (2017). Prevalence of failure of passive transfer of maternal antibodies in dairy calves in the Manawatu region of New Zealand. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 65(1), 1-5
[Journal article]Authored by: Lawrence, K., Yapura, M.
Yapura, MJ., Mapletoft, RJ., Pierson, RA., Singh, J., & Adams, GP. (2016). Synchronization of ovulation in cattle with an aromatase inhibitor–based protocol. Theriogenology. 85(8), 1382-1389
[Journal article]Authored by: Yapura, M.
García Guerra, A., Tribulo, A., Yapura, J., Adams, GP., Singh, J., & Mapletoft, RJ. (2015). Lengthened superstimulatory treatment in cattle: Evidence for rescue of follicles within a wave rather than continuous recruitment of new follicles. Theriogenology. 84(3), 467-476
[Journal article]Authored by: Yapura, M.
Yapura, J., Badea, I., Zamberlam, G., Price, C., Mapletoft, R., Pierson, R., . . . Adams, GP. (2015). Formulation and testing of a non-steroidal aromatase inhibitor intravaginal device for the control of ovarian function in cattle. Animal Reproduction Science. 156, 91-102
[Journal article]Authored by: Yapura, M.
Yapura, J., Mapletoft, RJ., Pierson, RA., Singh, J., & Adams, GP. (2013). Aromatase inhibitor treatment with an intravaginal device and its effect on pre-ovulatory ovarian follicles in a bovine model. REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY AND ENDOCRINOLOGY. 11,
[Journal article]Authored by: Yapura, M.
Yapura, MJ., Mapletoft, RJ., Pierson, RA., Singh, J., & Adams, GP. (2014). Effect of vehicle and route of administration of letrozole on ovarian function in a bovine model. Reproduction, Fertility and Development. 26(8), 1198-1205
[Journal article]Authored by: Yapura, M.
García Guerra, A., Tribulo, A., Yapura, J., Singh, J., & Mapletoft, RJ. (2012). Lengthening the superstimulatory treatment protocol increases ovarian response and number of transferable embryos in beef cows. Theriogenology. 78(2), 353-360
[Journal article]Authored by: Yapura, M.
Yapura, J., Mapletoft, RJ., Pierson, R., Singh, J., Naile, J., Giesy, JP., . . . Adams, GP. (2011). A bovine model for examining the effects of an aromatase inhibitor on ovarian function in women. Fertility and Sterility. 96(2)
[Journal article]Authored by: Yapura, M.
Yapura, MJ., Mapletoft, RJ., Singh, J., Pierson, R., Naile, J., Giesy, JP., . . . Adams, GP. (2012). Effects of a non-steroidal aromatase inhibitor on ovarian function in cattle. Reproduction, Fertility and Development. 24(4), 631-640
[Journal article]Authored by: Yapura, M.

IP

Yapura, MJ., Adams, G., Pierson, R., & Badea, I.(2014). . : Aromatase Inhibitor-releasing Intravaginal Device
[Patent]Authored by: Yapura, M.Contributed to by: Yapura, M.

Conference

Yapura, MJ., williamson, N., Olde Riekerink, R., & Emslie, R. (2016). Simplification of prosynch/plus protocol for dairy cattle: Single injection of cloprostenol combined with eCG. Poster session presented at the meeting of 18th International Congress on Animal Reproduction (ICAR). Tours, France
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Yapura, M.
Yapura, MJ., Castle, R., Olde Riekerink, R., & Emslie, R. (2016). Addition of eCG to a G7G protocol: effectos on ovarian dynamics in lactating dairy cows in New Zealand pastoral systems. Poster session presented at the meeting of 29th World Buiatrics Congress (WBC). Dublin, Ireland
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Yapura, M.
Yapura, MJ., Mapletoft, RJ., Pierson, R., Singh, J., & Adams, GP. (2015). Synchronization of ovulation in cattle with an aromatase inhibitor-based protocol. Poster session presented at the meeting of Society for the Study of Reproduction 48th Annual meeting. San Juan, Puerto Rico
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Yapura, M.
Back, PJ., Martin, NP., Purchas, G., Susnjar, M., & Yapura, J. (2014). Validation of a visual estrus scoring system for use in grazing dairy herds. In Reporoduction in Domestic Ruminants VIII: Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium on Reproduction in Domestic Ruminants(pp. 536). , Ninth international Symposium on Reproduction in Domestic ruminants: Society for Reproduction and Fertility
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Back, P., Yapura, M.
Back, PJ., Martin, NP., Purchas, G., Susnjar, M., & Yapura, J. (2014). Validation of a visual estrus scoring system for use in grazing dairy herds. Poster session presented at the meeting of Ninth International Symposium on Reproduction in Domestic Ruminants. Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Back, P., Yapura, M.
Yapura, J., Mapletoft, RJ., Pierson, RA., Singh, J., & Adams, GP. (2013). Aromatase inhibitor treatment with an intravaginal device and its effect on pre-ovulatory ovarian follicles in a bovine model. In Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology Vol. 11
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Yapura, M.
Guerra, AG., Tribulo, A., Yapura, J., Singh, J., & Mapletoft, RJ. (2012). EFFECT OF LENGTHENING THE SUPERSTIMULATORY TREATMENT PROTOCOL ON THE OVARIAN RESPONSE AND NUMBERS OF TRANSFERABLE EMBRYOS IN BEEF COWS. In REPRODUCTION FERTILITY AND DEVELOPMENT Vol. 24 (pp. 224 - 224). : CSIRO PUBLISHING
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Yapura, M.
Al-Shanoon, H., Yapura, MJ., Adams, G., Mapletoft, R., & Singh, J. (2012). Effect of testosterone on dominant follicle growth and luteal dynamics in beef heifers. Poster session presented at the meeting of 17th International Congress on Animal Reproduction (ICAR). Vancouver, Canada
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Yapura, M.Contributed to by: Yapura, M.
Yapura, MJ., Singh, J., Mapletoft, R., Pierson, R., Rogan, D., & Adams, G. (2012). Effect of a prolonged aromatase inhibitor treatment on pre-ovulatory ovarian follicles in cattle. Poster session presented at the meeting of 38th Annual Conference of the International Embryo Transfer Society. Phoenix, Arizona
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Yapura, M.
Yapura, MJ., Singh, J., Mapletoft, R., Pierson, R., Rogan, D., & Adams, G. (2012, January). Effect of a prolonged aromatase inhibitor treatment on pre-ovulatory ovarian follicles in cattle. Presented at 38th Annual Conference of the International Embryo Transfer Society. Arizona, United States of America.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Yapura, M.
Al-Shanoon, H., Yapura, J., Adams, GP., Mapletoft, R., & Singh, J. (2012). Effect of testosterone on dominant follicle growth and luteal dynamics in beef heifers. In REPRODUCTION IN DOMESTIC ANIMALS Vol. 47 (pp. 471 - 471). , 17th International Congress on Animal Reproduction (ICAR): WILEY-BLACKWELL
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Yapura, M.
Yapura, MJ., Mapletoft, R., Singh, J., Pierson, R., Rogan, D., & Adams, G. (2011). Effects of Vehicle and Route of Administration of Letrozole on Ovarian Function in Cattle. Poster session presented at the meeting of 37th Annual Conference of the International Embryo Transfer Society
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Yapura, M.
Yapura, MJ., Mapletoft, RJ., Singh, J., Pierson, RA., Rogan, D., & Adams, GP. (2011). EFFECTS OF VEHICLE AND ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION OF LETROZOLE ON OVARIAN FUNCTION IN CATTLE. In REPRODUCTION FERTILITY AND DEVELOPMENT Vol. 23 (pp. 190 - 190). : CSIRO PUBLISHING
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Yapura, M.
Yapura, MJ., Mapletoft, R., Singh, J., Pierson, R., & Adams, G. (2010). Effects of a Single Dose of a Nonsteroidal Aromatase Inhibitor on Ovarian Function in Cattle. Poster session presented at the meeting of 36th Annual Conference of the International Embryo Transfer Society
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Yapura, M.
Yapura, MJ., Mapletoft, R., Pierson, R., Singh, J., & Adams, G. (2010, September). Effects of a three-day regimen of letrozole on ovarian function in a bovine model. Presented at 56th Annual Conference of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Yapura, M.
Yapura, MJ., Mapletoft, R., Pierson, R., Singh, J., & Adams, G. (2010). Effects of a three-day regimen of letrozole on ovarian function in a bovine model. Poster session presented at the meeting of 56th Annual Conference of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Yapura, M.
Yapura, MJ., Mapletoft, RJ., Singh, J., Pierson, RA., & Adams, GP. (2010). EFFECTS OF A SINGLE DOSE OF A NONSTEROIDAL AROMATASE INHIBITOR ON OVARIAN FUNCTION IN CATTLE. In REPRODUCTION FERTILITY AND DEVELOPMENT Vol. 22 (pp. 271 - 271). : CSIRO PUBLISHING
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Yapura, M.
Yapura, MJ., Mapletoft, RJ., Pierson, RA., Singh, J., & Adams, GP. (2010). Effects of a three-day regimen of letrozole on ovarian function in a bovine model. , 56th Annual Conference of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Yapura, M.

Consultancy and Languages

Languages

  • English
    Last used: current
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent
  • Spanish
    Last used: current
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 3 0

Teaching

Lecturer - 118.777 Veterinary Clinical Reproduction and Fertility (2015)

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

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