Effects of nutrient restriction of bovine dams during early gestation on postnatal growth and regulation of plasma glucose.

  title={Effects of nutrient restriction of bovine dams during early gestation on postnatal growth and regulation of plasma glucose.},
  author={N. M. Long and M J Prado-Cooper and Clinton R Krehbiel and Robert P. Wettemann},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  volume={88 10},
Angus x Hereford heifers (15 mo and AI to a single sire) were used to evaluate the effect of prenatal nutritional restriction on postnatal growth and regulation of glucose in plasma. Dams (d 32 of gestation) were stratified by BW and BCS and allotted to low [LN, 55% of NRC (1996) requirements, n = 7] or moderate nutrition [MN, 100% of NRC (1996) requirements, n = 7]. After 83 d of feeding, dams were commingled and received a diet in excess of requirements. Dams were allowed to calve naturally… 

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