Effects of Protected Fat on Plasma Concentrations of Cholesterol and Progesterone in Lactating Dairy Cows

Abstract

Concentrations of total cholesterol and progesterone were measured in early lactating dairy cows fed either a control diet or a diet containing a protected fat (1.8% on a OM basis) between weeks 4 and 12 post pactum. All cows were fed the control diet from parturition to week 4 post partum. Plasma samples were collected twice weekly. Plasma total cholesterol and progesterone were greater in cows fed protected fat than in cows fed the control diet.

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@inproceedings{Spicer2008EffectsOP, title={Effects of Protected Fat on Plasma Concentrations of Cholesterol and Progesterone in Lactating Dairy Cows}, author={Leon J. Spicer and Rebecca Vernon}, year={2008} }