Heat Stress and Dairy Cow: Impact on Both Milk Yield and Composition

  title={Heat Stress and Dairy Cow: Impact on Both Milk Yield and Composition},
  author={Prathap Pragna and P. R. Archana and Joy Aleena and Veerasamy Sejian and G. Krishnan and Madiajagan Bagath and Ayyasamy Manimaran and V. S. Beena and E. K. Kurien and Girish Varma and Raghavendra Bhatta},
Heat stress is one of the major concerns which affect the production potential of dairy cattle almost in every part of world. Elevated temperature and humidity negatively affects feed intake leading to negatively affecting the reproductive potential which ultimately decrease milk production. High yielding cows more susceptible to heat stress than the low yielders. Heat stress can increase body temperature which may affect the fat synthesis in mammary gland. Apart from reducing the milk… CONTINUE READING

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