Differences in thermoregulatory ability between slick-haired and wild-type lactating Holstein cows in response to acute heat stress.

@article{Dikmen2008DifferencesIT,
  title={Differences in thermoregulatory ability between slick-haired and wild-type lactating Holstein cows in response to acute heat stress.},
  author={Serdal Dikmen and Erin N Alava and Emerson Soares Pontes and John M. Fear and B Yilmaz Dikmen and Timothy Aanen Olson and Peter J. Hansen},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2008},
  volume={91 9},
  pages={3395-402}
}
Animals inheriting the slick hair gene have a short, sleek, and sometimes glossy coat. The objective of the present study was to determine whether slick-haired Holstein cows regulate body temperature more effectively than wild-type Holstein cows when exposed to an acute increase in heat stress. Lactating slick cows (n = 10) and wild-type cows (n = 10) were placed for 10 h in an indoor environment with a solid roof, fans, and evaporative cooling or in an outdoor environment with shade cloth and… CONTINUE READING

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