Effect of prepartum anionic supplementation on periparturient feed intake, health, and milk production.


Our objectives were to determine if dietary cation-anion difference (DCAD) and source of anions influence periparturient feed intake and milk production of dairy cattle during the transition period. Diets differed in DCAD (cationic or anionic) and anionic supplement. The 4 diets used prepartum were (1) control [DCAD +20 mEq/100g of dry matter (DM)], (2) Bio… (More)
DOI: 10.3168/jds.2010-3092