The effects of short term dietary restriction on haematological responses and leukocyte gene expression of anovulatory and ovulatory beef heifers.

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The study objective was to characterise the impact of negative energy balance (NEB) on immune-stress responsiveness in beef heifers. A short term (18-day) dietary restriction model was used. Dietary restriction (0.4 maintenance (Mn) energy requirements) induced abrupt onset of anoestrus in nine heifers (Restricted Anovulatory; RA) while nineteen heifers… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.rvsc.2014.11.008

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@article{Matthews2015TheEO, title={The effects of short term dietary restriction on haematological responses and leukocyte gene expression of anovulatory and ovulatory beef heifers.}, author={Daragh Matthews and Sin{\'e}ad Mary Waters and Michael G. Diskin and David A. Kenny and Dermot Morris and Bernadette Earley}, journal={Research in veterinary science}, year={2015}, volume={98}, pages={145-53} }