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Abstract

The periparturient period, typically defined as the period immediately before and after calving, is a challenging time for dairy cattle that must cope with physiological, metabolic and endocrine changes, as well as a variety of environmental and management-related stressors. These challenges likely ...

Author(s)
Sepúlveda-Varas, P.; Huzzey, J. M.; Weary, D. M.; Keyserlingk, M. A. G. von
Publisher
CSIRO, Collingwood, Australia
Citation
Animal Production Science, 2013, 53, 9, pp 988-999
Abstract

Metritis is a disease of particular concern after calving because of its profound negative effects on the reproductive performance of dairy cows. Cows at risk for metritis have shorter feeding times in the days before calving but prepartum dry matter intake (DMI) and water intake may also be useful ...

Author(s)
Huzzey, J. M.; Veira, D. M.; Weary, D. M.; Keyserlingk, M. A. G. von
Publisher
American Dairy Science Association, Savoy, USA
Citation
Journal of Dairy Science, 2007, 90, 7, pp 3220-3233