Effects of body weight and nutrition on histological mammary development in Holstein heifers.

Abstract

Our objective was to determine the effects of rate of gain and body weight (BW) on development of the mammary parenchyma. Mammary tissue samples were collected from heifers (n = 72) reared on 1 of 2 dietary treatments (restricted, 650 g/d of daily gain; or elevated, 950 g/d of daily gain) and slaughtered at 100, 150, 200, 250, 300, or 350 kg of BW. Mammary… (More)
DOI: 10.3168/jds.2008-1007

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