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The objective of this study was to determine the association between ambient temperature and humidity, vaginal temperature, and automated activity monitoring in synchronized cows. Lactating Holstein cows (n=641; 41.5±9.4 kg of milk/d) were fitted with leg-mounted pedometers, resulting in 843...

Author(s)
Polsky, L. B.; Madureira, A. M. L.; Drago Filho, E. L.; Soriano, S.; Sica, A. F.; Vasconcelos, J. L. M.; Cerri, R. L. A.
Publisher
Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Dairy Science, 2017, 100, 10, pp 8590-8601
Abstract

Contentious issues in calf rearing include milk feeding practices and single versus group housing. The current study was performed on a high producing 170 Holstein cow dairy farm, to investigate the impact of nutrition and housing on growth and reproduction. Heifer calves (n=100) were allocated in...

Author(s)
Curtis, G.; Argo, C. M.; Jones, D.; Grove-White, D.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2018, 13, 2, pp e0191687
Abstract

The objectives of this study were (1) to assess the effect of purulent vaginal discharge (PVD) on reproductive performance using a 4-point vaginal discharge score (VDS) and (2) to evaluate the effect of PGF treatment in cows with PVD on reproductive performance. Holstein cows (n=2,473) from 1...

Author(s)
Borchardt, S.; Ludwig, S.; Heuwieser, W.
Publisher
Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Dairy Science, 2018, 101, 12, pp 11403-11412
Abstract

The hypotheses of this study were (1) that the administration of 400 IU eCG in a TAI protocol would increase ovarian follicular growth and diameter of the largest follicle (LF), volume of the CL, and produce an earlier rise on serum concentration of progesterone (P4) to ultimately improve P/AI...

Author(s)
Ferreira, R. M.; Ayres, H.; Sales, J. N. S.; Souza, A. H.; Rodrigues, C. A.; Baruselli, P. S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Animal Reproduction Science, 2013, 140, 1/2, pp 26-33
Abstract

Feet and leg problems have a major effect on the well-being and lifespan of the dairy cow and thus are economically important to the dairy farmer. Apart from approaches using genetic selection for classical traits from conformation scoring, attempts for genetic improvement can be based either on...

Author(s)
Swalve, H. H.; Floren, C.; Wensch-Dorendorf, M.; Schöpke, K.; Pijl, R.; Wimmers, K.; Brenig, B.
Publisher
Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Dairy Science, 2014, 97, 1, pp 507-519
Abstract

The somatotropic axis is a key metabolic pathway during transition from late pregnancy to early lactation in dairy cows. The first objective of this study was to determine the feasibility of selecting cows with persistent differences in total insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) concentration by...

Author(s)
Piechotta, M.; Kedves, K.; Araujo, M. G.; Hoeflich, A.; Metzger, F.; Heppelmann, M.; Muscher-Banse, A.; Wrenzycki, C.; Pfarrer, C.; Schuberth, H. J.; Hoedemaker, M.; Bollwein, H.; Kaske, M.
Publisher
Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Dairy Science, 2013, 96, 6, pp 3737-3749

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