Water dynamics of dairy cattle as affected by initiation of lactation and feed intake.

@article{Woodford1984WaterDO,
  title={Water dynamics of dairy cattle as affected by initiation of lactation and feed intake.},
  author={Spencer Woodford and Michael R. Murphy and Craig L. Davis},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={1984},
  volume={67 10},
  pages={2336-43}
}
Effects of lactation and feed intake on sizes and half-lives of body water pools were investigated in four Holstein cows in a thermoneutral environment. Various markers were administered, on average, 24 days prepartum (Period 1, feed intake fixed to average of consumption after offered at a rate ensuring 10% refusal), 24 days postpartum (Period 2, restricted to intake in Period 1), and 42 days postpartum (Period 3, feed again offered at a rate ensuring 10% refusal). Total body water decreased… CONTINUE READING