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Abstract

Hormonal signals differentially regulate the timing of parturition, as well lactogenesis and, potentially, colostrum formation in the mammary gland. Non-neuronal serotonin (5-HT) is a homeostatic regulator of the mammary gland. In the current study, we manipulated the timing of first milking to...

Author(s)
Laporta, J.; Gross, J. J.; Crenshaw, T. D.; Bruckmaier, R. M.; Hernandez, L. L.
Publisher
Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Dairy Science, 2014, 97, 5, pp 2944-2948
Abstract

The effects of body condition score (BCS) change and status ante- and postpartum (pp) on health and reproductive performance in 234 German Holstein cows from eight dairy farms were evaluated. BCS was determined from 6 weeks antepartum until 20 weeks pp in 2-week intervals. Three and 5 weeks pp...

Author(s)
Hoedemaker, M.; Prange, D.; Gundelach, Y.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Reproduction in Domestic Animals, 2009, 44, 2, pp 167-173