Dairy Reproduction and Genetics Technical Articles

Genetics - Reproduction

Article published the June 30, 2017:
Introduction The peripartal or “transition” period in taurine cattle is considered the most important phase of the lactation cycle because during this time animals are most-susceptible to metaboli...
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Alejandro PalladinoErminio TrevisiJuan Loor
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Article published the June 22, 2017:
Ruminant nutrition is highly sophisticated. Immense research and application efforts have culminated in great successes. Today, we can satisfy with a relative high precision the nutritional needs of high produc...
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Massimo Bionaz
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Article published the June 9, 2017:
Introduction The liver performs essential functions in mammals. These include, but are not limited to, gluconeogenesis and glycogen synthesis, synthesis of several plasma proteins encompassing clotting factor...
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Erminio TrevisiJuan LoorMassimo Bionaz
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Article published the March 10, 2017:
Introduction The transcriptome is the momentary sum of all DNA transcribed in a cell. Classically, the transcriptome included the measurement of each of the ribosomal RNA, messenger RNA (mRNA), and transfer RN...
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Massimo Bionaz
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Article published the February 24, 2017:
Background Cows around calving time experience a depression on immune function partially due to the marked negative energy balance (NEB), which results when cows cannot ingest enough nutrients to support dieta...
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James K. DrackleyJohan OsorioJuan Loor
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Article published the December 7, 2016:
Introduction Dairy farming is a highly dynamic and integrated production system that requires continuous and intense decision-making for improved profitability. Several dairy farm components that include 1) ca...
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Victor E. Cabrera
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Article published the December 2, 2016:
Introduction During early lactation (i.e. the first 60 days of lactation), the massive repartition of nutrients to the mammary gland for milk synthesis has been identified as a major contributor to the high ri...
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Massimo Bionaz
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Article published the November 25, 2016:
Background Previous research has underscored that provision of adequate levels of essential AA (EAA) is critical for improving N utilization efficiency as well as maximizing bovine milk protein synthesis [1]....
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Juan Loor
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Article published the October 28, 2016:
Introduction Lameness is one of the most important welfare issues of high-producing dairy cows in North America [1]. The latter has been attributed to management and environmental factors [2] as well as physi...
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Johan OsorioJuan Loor
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Article published the September 30, 2016:
It is difficult to present scientifically defensible definitions and specifications for what constitutes "cow comfort", but there is no doubt those good managers "know it when they see it". Today's dairy cow m...
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Ray Nebel
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