Influence of dietary protein sources on the amino acid profiles available for digestion and metabolism in lactating cows.


Six lactating Holstein cows, fitted with T-type cannulas in the proximal duodenum, were used in a replicated 3 x 3 Latin square design to determine influence of supplemental protein on amino acid profiles of duodenal chyme and plasma. Protein sources were blood meal, corn gluten meal, and cottonseed meal, which furnished approximately 46% of the total… (More)