In this article, an overview is presented of nutrient modeling to define energy and protein requirements of the late pregnant cow, and metabolic relationships between fetus and cow as they relate to nutrient utilization and risk for postparturient disease are discussed. Recommendations for formulating dry cow diets are provided, with emphasis on opportunities to minimize variation and risk for postparturient disease events.
|Number of pages
|Veterinary Clinics of North America - Food Animal Practice
|Published - Nov 1 2014
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Food Animals