Mammary growth in Holstein cows during the dry period: quantification of nucleic acids and histology.

@article{Capuco1997MammaryGI,
  title={Mammary growth in Holstein cows during the dry period: quantification of nucleic acids and histology.},
  author={Anthony V. Capuco and Robert Michael Akers and John M. Smith},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={1997},
  volume={80 3},
  pages={477-87}
}
Influence of the dry period on mammary growth was studied using multiparous Holstein cows. Sixty days before expected parturition, 13 cows were dried off, and another 13 cows were milked throughout the prepartum period. Lactating cows and dry cows were slaughtered at 53, 35, 20, and 7 d prepartum. Total mammary parenchymal DNA increased twofold from 53 to 7 d prepartum without influence of lactation status. However, overall rate of [3H]thymidine incorporation by mammary tissue was 80% greater… CONTINUE READING

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