Control of Mammary Function During Lactation in Crossbred Dairy Cattle in the Tropics

Published on: 04/02/2015
Author/s : Narongsak Chaiyabutr (Department of Physiology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand)

1. Introduction The major problems for the dairy practices in the tropical country are low milk yield and short lactation period of either pure exotic or crossbred dairy cattle. Many factors affect milk production in dairy cattle in tropical areas including high environmental temperature and humidity, lower genetic potential for milk production in indigenous cattle and inadequate supply of food du...

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April 2, 2015
Thanks for the article. So what is the difference in metabolism of milk prodution of HF cattle between tropical climate and mild or dry climate.
Herry Sonjaya Herry Sonjaya
April 3, 2015

It's a very good article. According to the studies of glucose utilization in the mammary cel, there are different control mechanisms between 50%HF and 87.5%HF cattle at different stage lactation.. How to use this research result for nutrition management in dairy practices in the tropic?

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