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Short communication: reference values for blood parameters in Holstein dairy cows: effects of parity, stage of lactation, and season of production.
The outcomes of this work will improve the accuracy of the biochemical profile as a tool for dairy practitioners to assess the metabolic status of lactating Holstein cows. Expand
The provision of solid feeds to veal calves: II. Behavior, physiology, and abomasal damage.
A roughage source able to satisfy calves' behavioral needs and to improve digestive processes without damaging the digestive apparatus still has to be identified. Expand
Prevalence of respiratory disorders in veal calves and potential risk factors.
Assessment of in vivo and postmortem prevalence of respiratory disorders in veal calves in Europe found that even mild clinical signs of respiratory disorder in calves at specific time points during the fattening period may be associated with high prevalence of lungs with lesions at slaughter. Expand
The dehorning of dairy calves: practices and opinions of 639 farmers.
Low motivation of the respondents toward the adoption of practices able to reduce pain related to disbudding might arise from their insufficient knowledge on long-term negative effects of early painful experiences on behavior and handling of dairy heifers. Expand
Effect of dietary supplementation with different sources of selenium on growth response, selenium blood levels and meat quality of intensively finished Charolais young bulls.
The outcomes of the study suggest that the provision of Se yeast throughout the finishing period is a strategy to increase the benefits of the replacement of sodium selenite with organic selenium in beef cattle. Expand
Prevalence of gastrointestinal disorders recorded at postmortem inspection in white veal calves and associated risk factors.
Independent variables related to the feeding system confirmed to be the main risk factors for the occurrence of gastrointestinal disorders in veal calves, and additional risk sources for each given problem were identified among housing and management variables. Expand
Welfare and meat quality of beef cattle housed on two types of floors with the same space allowance
Abstract Growth performance, behaviour, cleanliness, carcass traits and meat quality of 48 Simmental young bulls housed on slatted floor or on straw bedding with the same space allowance wereExpand
Effects of illicit dexamethasone upon hepatic drug metabolizing enzymes and related transcription factors mRNAs and their potential use as biomarkers in cattle.
CYP2B6-like, CYP2E1, glutathione S-transferase A1- and sulfotransferase A2-like and SULT1A1-like mRNAs were significantly modulated regardless of the GP, the illicit protocol, and the animal breed, representing promising BMRs. Expand
Short communication: Reference limits for blood analytes in Holstein late-pregnant heifers and dry cows: Effects of parity, days relative to calving, and season.
The reference limits and the 95% confidence intervals for blood analytes determined in the study could help dairy practitioners to improve the accuracy of metabolic profile interpretation in Holstein late-pregnant cattle. Expand
Frequency of tail lesions and risk factors for tail biting in heavy pig production from weaning to 170 kg live weight.
Many of the risk factors that emerged for heavy pigs in the present study could be easily managed to reduce the risk of tail biting and the frequency of tail lesions through the systematic evaluation and control of stocking density, climate, and feed and water management. Expand