Milk production and composition in reindeer (Rangifer tarandus): effect of lactational stage.

@article{Gjstein2004MilkPA,
  title={Milk production and composition in reindeer (Rangifer tarandus): effect of lactational stage.},
  author={Hallvard Gj\ostein and \Oystein Holand and Robert B Weladji},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={137 4},
  pages={649-56}
}
Milk yield and composition of major milk constituents were measured in captive, nursing reindeer. Registration of milk production was performed during two successive lactations (2001 and 2002). The milk yield was significantly affected by week of lactation (P<0.001) and by individual (P<0.001). The lactation curve had an asymmetrical peak 3 weeks postpartum and the milk yield at peak lactation was 983 g/day (range 595-1239). The length of lactation varied from 24 to 26 weeks and average total… CONTINUE READING

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