Lactation physiology: A ruminant animal perspective

  title={Lactation physiology: A ruminant animal perspective},
  author={Robert Michael Akers},
Importance of peripubertal mammary development as a foundation for subsequent mammary growth and milk production was discussed. Morphological differences in peripubertal mammary growth in rodents and ruminants were described. The relevance of tissue interactions and association with hormones and growth factors in mammary development were delineated. Data from specific studies with ruminant mammary parenchyma were outlined for comparison with rodent studies. It is concluded that the wholesale… CONTINUE READING


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