Weaning age affects growth, feed intake, gastrointestinal development, and behavior in Holstein calves fed an elevated plane of nutrition during the preweaning stage.

@article{Eckert2015WeaningAA,
  title={Weaning age affects growth, feed intake, gastrointestinal development, and behavior in Holstein calves fed an elevated plane of nutrition during the preweaning stage.},
  author={Ellen Eckert and Hailee E. Brown and Ken E. Leslie and Trevor J. Devries and Michael A Steele},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2015},
  volume={98 9},
  pages={6315-26}
}
Recent research has revealed potential advantages of feeding an elevated plane of nutrition to calves during the preweaning period. However, calves fed more nutrients preweaning may be more susceptible to depressed growth and weaning stress during the transition from liquid to solid feed. The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between the age of weaning and feed intake, and its influence on growth, gastrointestinal development, and behavioral indicators in dairy calves… CONTINUE READING
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