Changes in milk composition during lactation in the common brushtail possum, Trichosurus vulpecula (Marsupialia: Phalangeridae).

@article{Cowan1989ChangesIM,
  title={Changes in milk composition during lactation in the common brushtail possum, Trichosurus vulpecula (Marsupialia: Phalangeridae).},
  author={Phil E. Cowan},
  journal={Reproduction, fertility, and development},
  year={1989},
  volume={1 4},
  pages={325-35}
}
  • Phil E. Cowan
  • Published 1989 in Reproduction, fertility, and development
The milk constituents of Trichosurus vulpecula, a folivorous marsupial, showed marked quantitative and qualitative changes during the course of lactation. The milk produced in the early stages of lactation was dilute, with about 9-13% (w/w) solids during the first 3 weeks, comprising mostly carbohydrate and protein (35-40%). At 20 weeks, about three… CONTINUE READING