Performance, metabolic, and endocrine responses of periparturient Holstein cows fed 3 sources of fat.

@article{CaldariTorres2011PerformanceMA,
  title={Performance, metabolic, and endocrine responses of periparturient Holstein cows fed 3 sources of fat.},
  author={Cristina Caldari-Torres and Adam L. Lock and Charles R. Staples and Lokenga Badinga},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2011},
  volume={94 3},
  pages={1500-10}
}
The objective of this study was to examine the effect of feeding diets containing fat supplements enriched in either saturated fatty acids (n = 10), Ca salts of trans-octadecenoic fatty acids (tFA, n = 10) or Ca salts of safflower oil fatty acids (SFL, high in linoleic acid, n = 9) on performance, metabolic, and endocrine responses of periparturient Holstein cows. Dietary treatments were initiated at approximately 28 d before calculated calving dates and continued through 49 d postpartum. Blood… CONTINUE READING