Dairy Cattle Technical Articles

Article published the April 12, 2017:
INTRODUCTION An adequate supply of macro and micronutrients, such as trace minerals (e.g., Zn, Mn, Cu, Co), is important for ensuring an optimal transition from pregnancy to lactation (Andrieu, 2008). For ins...
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James K. DrackleyJohan OsorioJuan Loor
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Article published the April 6, 2017:
  Background Over the past decade, there has been a huge increase in the use of remote monitoring devices such as global positioning (GPS) trackers, location sensors, proximity loggers and accelerometers...
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Nick J. Bell
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Article published the March 29, 2017:
Introduction Testicular temperature of bulls must be 2 to 6° C cooler than body temperature to allow normal spermatogenesis and maturation of sperm. Exposure of bulls to increased ambient temperatures resu...
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Robert Wettemann
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Article published the March 22, 2017:
In the beef cattle industry, there has been discussion in many shapes and forms concerning feeding and nutrition of purebred cattle. Often the perception by purebred breeders is that purebred cattle (PB) have s...
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Steve Blezinger
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Article published the March 13, 2017:
  Milk quality is considered a welfare issue. Most dairy cooperatives have established quality-based payment programs to provide incentives to improve milk quality (Botaro et al. 2013). Total bacterial co...
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Armagan Hayirli
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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 March 2, 2017:
For many years dietary protein binding has been considered the main property of tannins within animal nutrition, but more recent speculations have highlighted many other mechanisms of action for tannins. Antis...
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Claudio Cabral
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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 February 17, 2017:
Background Water is the most important nutrient for calves and plays an important role as solvent of nutrients, rumen development, thermoregulation and other functions in the body. In addition other researcher...
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Jill AndersonMaristela Rovainirosh senevirathne
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Article published the February 16, 2017:
  Q: What are the main consequences of heat stress? A: Regarding milk production, there are different factors, not just volume, but also fat content and protein in the milk and quality of the milk; that ...
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Israel Flamenbaum
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