Effect of prepartum somatotropin injection in late-pregnant Holstein heifers on metabolism, milk production and postpartum resumption of ovulation.

@article{Schneider2012EffectOP,
  title={Effect of prepartum somatotropin injection in late-pregnant Holstein heifers on metabolism, milk production and postpartum resumption of ovulation.},
  author={A Schneider and Elizabeth Schwegler and Paula Montagner and Lucas Teixeira Hax and Eduardo Schmitt and Luiz Francisco Machado Pfeifer and Francisco Augusto Burkert del Pino and Ivan Bianchi and Giane Regina Paludo and Marcio Nunes Corr{\^e}a},
  journal={Animal : an international journal of animal bioscience},
  year={2012},
  volume={6 6},
  pages={935-40}
}
The aim of this study was to determine the effect of prepartum somatotropin injection in late-pregnant Holstein heifers on metabolism, milk production and resumption of postpartum ovulation. For this study, 31 late-pregnant Holstein heifers were used. The heifers were assigned randomly into two treatments: (1) 500 mg sc injections of somatotropin (somatotropin treatment, n = 15) at -35 and -21 days, and, if pertinent, at -7 days from expected calving date and (2) no treatment (control group, n… CONTINUE READING
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