Transition Cow

We have gathered a collection of recent journal articles (below) that relate to specific issues associated with the Transition Cow.  The link following each citation will display the abstract or full journal article, if available.

Journal Articles:

Major Metabolic Diseases Affecting Cows in Transition Period

Leilson R. Bezerra, Cezario B. de Oliveira Neto, Marcos J. de Araújo, Ricardo L. Edvan, Wagner D. C. de Oliveira, Fabrício B. Pereira, 2014.  Major Metabolic Diseases Affecting Cows in Transition Period.  International Journal of Biology; Vol. 6, No. 3 p85.

http://www.ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/ijb/article/view/36069


Survey on the occurrence of milk fever in dairy cows and the current preventive strategies adopted by farmers in New South Wales, Australia

MS Bhanugopan and J Lievaart, 2014.  Survey on the occurrence of milk fever in dairy cows and the current preventive strategies adopted by farmers in New South Wales, Australia.  Australian Veterinary Journal Volume 92, No 6 p200–5.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24862998


Prevalence of subclinical ketosis in mainly
pasture-grazed dairy cows in New Zealand in early lactation

CWR Compton, S McDougall, L Young & MA Bryan, 2014. Prevalence of subclinical ketosis in mainly
pasture-grazed dairy cows in New Zealand in early lactation, New Zealand Veterinary Journal, 62:1, 30-37, DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00480169.2013.823829


Up-regulation of endoplasmic reticulum stress induced genes of the unfolded protein response in the liver of periparturient dairy cows

Denise K Gessner, Gloria Schlegel, Robert Ringseis, Frieder J Schwarz and Klaus Eder, 2014.  Up-regulation of endoplasmic reticulum stress induced genes of the unfolded protein response in the liver of periparturient dairy cows.  BMC Veterinary Research, 10:46.

http://www.biomedcentral.com/1746-6148/10/46


Effect of supplementing essential fatty acids to pregnant nonlactating Holstein cows and their preweaned calves on calf performance, immune response, and health

M. Garcia, L. F. Greco, M. G. Favoreto, R. S. Marsola, D. Wang, J. H. Shin, E. Block, W. W. Thatcher,
J. E. P. Santos, and C. R. Staples, 2014.  Effect of supplementing essential fatty acids to pregnant nonlactating Holstein cows and their preweaned calves on calf performance, immune response, and health.  J. Dairy Sci. 97 :5045–5064.

http://dx.doi.org/ 10.3168/jds.2013-7473


Metabolomic biomarkers correlating with hepatic lipidosis in dairy cows

Sandro Imhasly, Hanspeter Naegeli, Sven Baumann, Martin von Bergen, Andreas Luch, Harald Jungnickel,
Sarah Potratz and Christian Gerspach, 2014.  Evaluation of antioxidant and proinflammatory gene expression in bovine mammary tissue during the periparturient period.  BMC Veterinary Research, 10:122.

http://www.biomedcentral.com/1746-6148/10/122


Investigation on leukocyte profile of periparturient cows with or without postpartum reproductive disease

Rafiqul Islam, Harendra Kumar, Binsila B. Krishnan, 2014.  Investigation on leukocyte profile of periparturient cows with or without postpartum reproductive disease.  Asian Pacific Journal of Reproduction; 3(1): 57-63.

http://www.apjr.net/Issues/201401/PDF/11.pdf.pdf


Effect of recombinant bovine granulocyte colony-stimulating factor covalently bound to polyethylene glycol injection on neutrophil number and function in periparturient dairy cows

Kayoko Kimura, Jesse P. Goff, Peter Canning, Chong Wang, and James A. Roth, 2014.  Effect of recombinant bovine granulocyte colony-stimulating factor covalently bound to polyethylene glycol injection on neutrophil number and function in periparturient dairy cows.  J. Dairy Sci. 97 :4842–4851.

http://dx.doi.org/ 10.3168/jds.2013-7242


Associations between resumption of postpartum ovarian activity, uterine health and concentrations of metabolites and acute phase proteins during the transition period in Holstein cows

Ana Rita T. Krause, Luiz F.M. Pfeifer, Paula Montagner, Marina M. Weschenfelder, Elizabeth Schwegler, Márcio E. Lima, Eduardo G. Xavier, Cassio C. Brauner, Eduardo Schmitt, Francisco A.B. Del Pino, Charles F. Martins, Marcio N. Corrêa, Augusto Schneider, 2014.  Associations between resumption of postpartum ovarian activity, uterine health and concentrations of metabolites and acute phase proteins during the transition period in Holstein cows.  Animal Reproduction Science 145 8–14.

http://www.animalreproductionscience.com/article/S0378-4320(13)00371-0/abstract


Potential risk indicators of retained placenta and other diseases in multiparous cows

Y. Qu, A.N. Fadden, M.G. Traber, G. Bobe, 2014.  Potential risk indicators of retained placenta and other diseases in multiparous cows.  J. Dairy Sci. 97 :4151–4165.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(14)00311-7/abstract


Increase of CD25 expression on bovine neutrophils correlates with disease severity in post-partum and early lactating dairy cows

Katharina Zoldan, Theresa Moellmer, Josephine Schneider, Christiane Fueldner, Jens Knauer, Jörg Lehmann, 2014.  Increase of CD25 expression on bovine neutrophils correlates with disease severity in post-partum and early lactating dairy cows.  Developmental and Comparative Immunology 47 254–263.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0145305X14002079


Evaluation of antioxidant and proinflammatory gene expression in bovine mammary tissue during the periparturient period

Aitken, S. L., E. L. Karcher, P. Rezamand, J. C. Gandy, M. J. VandeHaar, V. Capuco,and L. M. Sordillo, 2009.  Evaluation of antioxidant and proinflammatory gene expression in bovine mammary tissue during the periparturient period.  J. Dairy Sci. 92:589–598.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(09)70363-7/fulltext


The association between indicators of inflammation and liver variables during the transition period in high-yielding dairy cows: An observational study

Bossaert, Philippe, Erminio Trevisi, Geert Opsomer, Giuseppe Bertoni, Sarne De Vliegher,Jo L.M.R. Leroy, 2011.  The association between indicators of inflammation and liver variables during the transition period in high-yielding dairy cows: An observational study.  The Veterinary Journal 192:222-225.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1090023311002188


Changes in glucose transporter expression in monocytes of periparturient dairy cows

O’Boyle, N. J., G. A. Contreras, S. A. Mattmiller, and L. M. Sordillo, 2012.   Changes in glucose transporter expression in monocytes of periparturient dairy cows.   J. Dairy Sci. 95:5709–5719.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(12)00591-7/fulltext


Herd-level association of serum metabolites in the transition period with disease, milk production, and early lactation reproductive performance

Chapinal, N., S. J. LeBlanc, M. E. Carson, K. E. Leslie, S. Godden, M. Capel, J. E. P. Santos, M.W. Overton, II and T.F. Duffield, 2012.  Herd-level association of serum metabolites in the transition period with disease, milk production, and early lactation reproductive performance.  J. Dairy Sci. 95:5676–5682.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(12)00473-0/abstract


The association of serum metabolites with clinical disease during the transition period

Chapinal, N., M. Carson, T.F. Duffield, M. Capel, S. Godden, M. Overton, J.E.P. Santos, and S.J. LeBlanc, 2011.   The association of serum metabolites with clinical disease during the transition period.   J. Dairy Sci. 94:4897–4903.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(11)00511-X/fulltext


Nonesterified fatty acids modify inflammatory response and eicosanoid biosynthesis in bovine endothelial cells

Contreras, G. A., W. Raphael , S. A. Mattmiller , J. Gandy , and L. M. Sordillo, 2012.  Nonesterified fatty acids modify inflammatory response and eicosanoid biosynthesis in bovine endothelial cells.  J. Dairy Sci. 95:5011–5023.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(12)00515-2/abstract


Lipid mobilization and inflammatory responses during the transition period of dairy cows.  Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Contreras, G. Andres, Lorraine M. Sordillo, 2011.  Lipid mobilization and inflammatory responses during the transition period of dairy cows.  Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. 34:281–289.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0147957111000178


Effects of increasing days of exposure to prepartum transition diets on reproduction and health in dairy cows

DeGaris, P.J., I.J. Lean, A.R. Rabiee, and C. Heuer, 2010.  Effects of increasing days of exposure to prepartum transition diets on reproduction and health in dairy cows. Australian Veterinary Journal Volume 88:84-92.

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/bpl/avj/2010/00000088/00000003/art00008


Differences in splanchnic metabolism between late gestation and early lactation dairy cows

Doepel, L., G. E. Lobley, J. F. Bernier, P. Dubreuil, and H. Lapierre, 2009.   Differences in splanchnic metabolism between late gestation and early lactation dairy cows.   J. Dairy Sci. 92:3233–3243.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(09)70640-X/fulltext


Metabolic effects of feeding ethanol or propanol to postpartum transition Holstein cows

Raun,B. M. L., and N. B. Kristensen, 2010.  Metabolic effects of feeding ethanol or propanol to postpartum transition Holstein cows.  J. Dairy Sci. 94:2566–2580.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(11)00234-7/fulltext


Performance and metabolic and endocrine changes with emphasis on glucose metabolism in high-yielding dairy cows with high and low fat content in liver after calving

Hammon, H. M., G. Stürmer, F. Schneider, A. Tuchscherer, H. Blum, T. Engelhard, A. Genzel , R. Staufenbiel, and W. Kanitz, 2009. Performance and metabolic and endocrine changes with emphasis on glucose metabolism in high-yielding dairy cows with high and low fat content in liver after calving.  J. Dairy Sci. 92:1554–1566.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(09)70466-7/fulltext


Associations of prepartum plasma cortisol, haptoglobin, fecal cortisol metabolites, and nonesterified fatty acidswith postpartum health status in Holstein dairy cows

Huzzey, J. M., D. V. Nydam, R. J. Grant, and T. R. Overton, 2011.  Associations of prepartum plasma cortisol, haptoglobin, fecal cortisol metabolites, and nonesterified fatty acidswith postpartum health status in Holstein dairy cows.   J. Dairy Sci. 94:5878–5889.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(11)00624-2/fulltext


Associations of subclinical hypocalcemia at calving with milk yield, and feeding, drinking, and standing behaviors around parturition in Holstein cows

Jawor, P. E., J. M. Huzzey, S. J. LeBlanc, and M. A. G. von Keyserlingk, 2012.  Associations of subclinical hypocalcemia at calving with milk yield, and feeding, drinking, and standing behaviors around parturition in Holstein cows.  J. Dairy Sci. 95:1240–1248.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(12)00082-3/abstract


Coordination of lipid droplet-associated proteins during the transition period of Holstein dairy cows

Koltes, D. A., and D. M. Spurlock, 2010.  Coordination of lipid droplet-associated proteins during the transition period of Holstein dairy cows.  J. Dairy Sci. 94:1839–1848.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(11)00152-4/fulltext


Transition period-related changes in the abundance of the mRNAs of adiponectin and its receptors, of visfatin, and of fatty acid binding receptors in adipose tissue of high-yielding dairy cows

Anneka Lemor, Afshin Hosseini, Helga Sauerwein, Manfred Mielenz, 2009.    Transition period-related changes in the abundance of the mRNAs of adiponectin and its receptors, of visfatin, and of fatty acid binding receptors in adipose tissue of high-yielding dairy cows.   Domestic Animal Endocrinology 37:37–44.

http://www.domesticanimalendo.com/article/S0739-7240(09)00014-9/abstract


Alterations of fatty acid B-oxidation capability in the liver of ketotic cows

Li, P., X. B. Li, S. X. Fu, C. C. Wu, X. X. Wang, G. J. Yu, M. Long, Z. Wang, and G. W. Liu, 2011.  Alterations of fatty acid B-oxidation capability in the liver of ketotic cows.  J. Dairy Sci. 95:1759–1766.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(12)00141-5/abstract


Evaluation of peripartal calcium status, energetic profile, and neutrophil function in dairy cows at low or high risk of developing uterine disease

Martinez, N., C. A. Risco, F. S. Lima, R. S. Bisinott , L. F. Greco, E. S. Ribeiro, F. Maunsell, K. Galvão,and J. E. P. Santos., 2012.   Evaluation of peripartal calcium status, energetic profile, and neutrophil function in dairy cows at low or high risk of developing uterine disease.  J. Dairy Sci. 95:7158–7172.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(12)00715-1/abstract


Glucose transporter and hypoxia-associated gene expression in the mammary gland of transition dairy cattle

Mattmiller, S. A., C. M. Corl, J. C. Gandy, J. J. Loor, and L. M. Sordillo, 2011.  Glucose transporter and hypoxia-associated gene expression in the mammary gland of transition dairy cattle.  J. Dairy Sci. 94:2912–2922.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(11)00279-7/fulltext


Epidemiology of subclinical ketosis in early lactation dairy cattle

McArt, J. A. A., D. V. Nydam, and G. R. Oetzel, 2012.  Epidemiology of subclinical ketosis in early lactation dairy cattle.  J. Dairy Sci. 95:5056–5066.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(12)00519-X/abstract


Association between the proportion of sampled transition cows with increased nonesterified fatty acids and β-hydroxybutyrate and disease incidence, pregnancy rate, and milk production at the herd level

Ospina, P. A., D. V. Nydam, T. Stokol, and T. R. Overton, 2010.  Association between the proportion of sampled transition cows with increased nonesterified fatty acids and β-hydroxybutyrate and disease incidence, pregnancy rate, and milk production at the herd level.  J. Dairy Sci. 93:3595–3601.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(10)00378-4/fulltext


Evaluation of nonesterified fatty acids and β-hydroxybutyrate  in transition dairy cattle in the northeastern United States: Critical thresholds for prediction of clinical diseases

Ospina, P. A., D. V. Nydam, T. Stokol, and T. R. Overton, 2009. Evaluation of nonesterified fatty acids and β-hydroxybutyrate  in transition dairy cattle in the northeastern United States: Critical thresholds for prediction of clinical diseases.  J. Dairy Sci. 93:546–554.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(10)71497-1/fulltext


The effect of dystocia on the dry matter intake and behavior of Holstein cows

Proudfoot, K.L., J. M. Huzzey , and M. A. G. von Keyserlingk, 2009. The effect of dystocia on the dry matter intake and behavior of Holstein cows.  J. Dairy Sci. 92:4937–4944.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(09)70824-0/fulltext


Reference limits for biochemical and hematological analytes of dairy cows one week before and one week after parturition

Quiroz-Rocha, Gerardo F., Stephen J. LeBlanc, Todd F. Duffield, Darren Wood, Ken E. Leslie,Robert M. Jacobs, 2009. Reference limits for biochemical and hematological analytes of dairy cows one week before and one week after parturition.   Can. Vet. J. 2009; 50:383–388.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(11)00394-8/references


Prevalence of subclinical hypocalcemia in dairy herds

Reinhardt, Timothy A., John D. Lippolis, Brian J. McCluskey, Jesse P. Goff, Ronald L. Horst, 2011.  Prevalence of subclinical hypocalcemia in dairy herds.    The Veterinary Journal 188:122-124.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1090023310001085


Invited review: Body condition score and its association with dairy cow productivity, health, and welfare

Roche, J. R., N. C. Friggens, J. K. Kay, M. W. Fisher, K. J. Stafford, and D. P. Berry, 2009.  Invited review: Body condition score and its association with dairy cow productivity, health, and welfare.   J. Dairy Sci. 92:5769–5801.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(09)71299-8/fulltext


Gene expression of tumour necrosis factor and insulin signalling-related factors in subcutaneous adipose tissue during the dry period and in early lactation in dairy cows

Sadri, H., R. M. Bruckmaier, H. R. Rahmani, G. R. Ghorbani, I. Morel and H. A. van Dorland, 2010.   Gene expression of tumour necrosis factor and insulin signalling-related factors in subcutaneous adipose tissue during the dry period and in early lactation in dairy cows.   Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition 94:e194–e202.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1439-0396.2010.01005.x/abstract


Effects of abomasal infusion of tallow or camelina oil on responses to glucose and insulin in dairy cows during late pregnancy

Salin, S., J. Taponen, K. Elo, I. Simpura, A. Vanhatalo, R. Boston, and T. Kokkonen, 2011.   Effects of abomasal infusion of tallow or camelina oil on responses to glucose and insulin in dairy cows during late pregnancy.  J. Dairy Sci. 95:3812–3825.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(12)00360-8/abstract


Ex vivo phagocytic overall performance of neutrophilic granulocytes and the relation to plasma insulin-like growth factor-I concentrations in dairy cows during the transition period

Sander, A. K., M. Piechotta, G. Schlamberger, H. Bollwein, M. Kaske, A. Sipka, and H. J. Schuberth, 2011.   Ex vivo phagocytic overall performance of neutrophilic granulocytes and the relation to plasma insulin-like growth factor-I concentrations in dairy cows during the transition period. J. Dairy Sci. 94:1762–1771.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(11)00144-5/fulltext


Expression of genes involved in hepatic carnitine synthesis and uptake in dairy cows in the transition period and at different stages of lactation

Schlegel, Gloria, Janine Keller, Frank Hirche, Stefanie Geißler, Frieder J Schwarz, Robert Ringseis, Gabriele I Stangl, and Klaus Eder, 2012.   Expression of genes involved in hepatic carnitine synthesis and uptake in dairy cows in the transition period and at different stages of lactation.   Schlegel et al. BMC Veterinary Research 8:28.

http://www.biomedcentral.com/1746-6148/8/28


Changes in the expression of hepatic genes involved in cholesterol homeostasis in dairy cows in the transition period and at different stages of lactation

Schlegel, G., R. Ringseis, J. Keller, F. J. Schwarz, and K. Eder, 2011.   Changes in the expression of hepatic genes involved in cholesterol homeostasis in dairy cows in the transition period and at different stages of lactation.   J. Dairy Sci. 95:3826–3836.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(12)00361-X/abstract


Effects of prepartum 2, 4-thiazolidinedione on insulin sensitivity, Plasma concentrations of tumor necrosis factor-α and leptin, and adipose tissue gene expression

Schoenberg, K. M., K. L. Perfield, J. K. Farney, B. J. Bradford, Y. R. Boisclair, and T. R. Overton, 2001.  Effects of prepartum 2, 4-thiazolidinedione on insulin sensitivity, Plasma concentrations of tumor necrosis factor-α and leptin, and adipose tissue gene expression.  J. Dairy Sci. 94:5523–5532.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(11)00579-0/fulltext


Effects of plane of nutrition and 2, 4-thiazolidinedione on insulin responses and adipose tissue gene expression in dairy cattle during late gestation

Schoenberg K. M., and T. R. Overton, 2011.     Effects of plane of nutrition and 2, 4-thiazolidinedione on insulin responses and adipose tissue gene expression in dairy cattle during late gestation.  J. Dairy Sci. 94:6021–6035.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(11)00635-7/fulltext


Effects of anionic salts supplementation on blood pH and mineral status, energy metabolism, reproduction and production in transition dairy cows

Seifi, Hesam A., Mehrdad Mohri, Nima Farzaneh, Hadi Nemati, Shima Vahidi Nejhad, 2010.   Effects of anionic salts supplementation on blood pH and mineral status, energy metabolism, reproduction and production in transition dairy cows.   Research in Veterinary Science 89:72–77.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0034528810000196


Liver protein expression in dairy cows with high liver triglycerides in early lactation

Sejersen, H. M. T. Sørensen, T. Larsen, E. Bendixen, and K. L. Ingvartsen, 2011.   Liver protein expression in dairy cows with high liver triglycerides in early lactation.  J. Dairy Sci. 95:2409–2421.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(12)00208-1/abstract


Effects of prepartum 2, 4-thiazolidinedione on metabolism and performance in transition dairy cows

Smith, K. L., W. R. Butler, and T. R. Overton, 2008.   Effects of prepartum 2, 4-thiazolidinedione on metabolism and performance in transition dairy cows.   J. Dairy Sci. 92:3623–3633.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(09)70683-6/fulltext


Impact of oxidative stress on the health and immune function of dairy cattle

Sordillo, Lorraine M., Stacey L. Aitken, 2009.  Impact of oxidative stress on the health and immune function of dairy cattle.   Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 128 :104–109.

http://www.journals.elsevier.com/veterinary-immunology-and-immunopathology


Effect of postcalving serum nonesterified fatty acids concentration on the functionality of bovine immune cells

Ster, C., M., C. Loiselle, and P. Lacasse, 2011.  Effect of postcalving serum nonesterified fatty acids concentration on the functionality of bovine immune cells.  J. Dairy Sci. 95:708–717.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(12)00023-9/fulltext


Ultrasonographic Prediction of Hepatic Fat Content in Dairy Cows during the Transition Period

Tharwat, Mohamed, Shin Oikawa and Sébastien Buczinski, 2012.  Ultrasonographic Prediction of Hepatic Fat Content in Dairy Cows during the Transition Period.  J Veterinar Sci Tech. 2012, 3:1.

http://www.omicsonline.org/2157-7579/2157-7579-3-111.php?aid=3551


Routine detection of hyperketonemia in dairy cows using Fourier Transform infrared spectroscopy analysis of Β-hydroxybutyrate and acetone in milk in combination with test-day information

van der Drift, S. G. A., R. Jorritsma, J. T. Schonewille, H. M. Knijn, and J. A. Stegeman, 2011.  Routine detection of hyperketonemia in dairy cows using Fourier Transform infrared spectroscopy analysis of Β-hydroxybutyrate and acetone in milk in combination with test-day information.  J. Dairy Sci. 95:4886–4898.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(12)00503-6/abstract


Effects of anionic salts in a pre-partum dairy ration on calcium metabolism

van Dijk, C J, and D C Lourens, 2001.  Effects of anionic salts in a pre-partum dairy ration on calcium metabolism.  Journal of the South African Veterinary Association 72(2):76–80.

http://www.research.up.ac.za/2001/UP_Research_Report/Faculties/Veterinary/VETE/Output/articles.htm


Bovine pyruvate carboxylase 5’untranslated region variant expression during transition to lactation and feed restriction in dairy cows

White, H. M., S. L. Koser and S. S. Donkin, 2011.  Bovine pyruvate carboxylase 5’untranslated region variant expression during transition to lactation and feed restriction in dairy cows.  J. Anim. Sci. 89:1881-1892.

http://www.fass.org/sitemap.asp?autotry=true&ULnotkn=true


Influence of the combination of 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 and a diet negative in cation-anion difference on peripartal calcium homeostasis of dairy cows

Wilkens, M. R., I. Oberheide, B. Schröder, E. Azem, W. Steinberg, and G. Breves, 2011.  Influence of the combination of 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 and a diet negative in cation-anion difference on peripartal calcium homeostasis of dairy cows.  J. Dairy Sci. 95:151–164.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(11)00686-2/fulltext


Plasma ghrelin is positively associated with body fat, liver fat and milk fat content but not with feed intake of dairy cows after parturition

Sabina Bo¨rner, Michael Derno, Sandra Hacke, Ulrike Kautzsch, Christine Scha¨ff, Sint ThanThan, Hideto Kuwayama, Harald M Hammon, Monika Ro¨ntgen, Rosemarie Weikard, Christa Ku¨hn, Armin Tuchscherer and Bjo¨ rn Kuhla, 2013. Plasma ghrelin is positively associated with body fat, liver fat and milk fat content but not with feed intake of dairy cows after parturition. Journal of Endocrinology 216: 217–229.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23160961


Effect of prepartum anionic supplementation on periparturient feed intake, health, and milk production

M. A. DeGroot, E. Block, and P. D. French, 2010. Effect of prepartum anionic supplementation on periparturient feed intake, health, and milk production. J. Dairy Sci. 93: 5268–5279.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(10)00569-2/fulltext


Supplemental feeding with glycerol or propylene glycol of dairy cows in early lactation—Effects on metabolic status, body condition, and milk yield

H. Lomander, J. Frössling, K. L. Ingvartsen, H. Gustafsson, and C. Svensson, 2012. Supplemental feeding with glycerol or propylene glycol of dairy cows in early lactation—Effects on metabolic status, body condition, and milk yield. J. Dairy Sci. 95: 2397–2408.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(12)00207-X/fulltext


Effect of oral calcium bolus supplementation on early-lactation health and milk yield in commercial dairy herds

G. R. Oetzel and B. E. Miller, 2012. Effect of oral calcium bolus supplementation on early-lactation health and milk yield in commercial dairy herds. J. Dairy Sci. 95: 7051–7065.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(12)00722-9/fulltext


Genetic and nongenetic variation in plasma and milk β-hydroxybutyrate and milk acetone concentrations of early-lactation dairy cows

S. G. A. van der Drift, K. J. E. van Hulzen, T. G. Teweldemedhn, R. Jorritsma, M. Nielen and H. C. M. Heuven, 2012. Genetic and nongenetic variation in plasma and milk β-hydroxybutyrate and milk acetone concentrations of early-lactation dairy cows. J. Dairy Sci. 95: 6781–6787.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(12)00639-X/fulltext


Clinicopathologic variables associated with hypokalemia in lactating dairy cows with abomasal displacement or volvulus

Peter Constable, Walter Grünberg, Rudolf Staufenbiel, Henry R. Stämpfli, 2013. Clinicopathologic variables associated with hypokalemia in lactating dairy cows with abomasal displacement or volvulus. JAVMA, Vol 242, No. 6, 826-835.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23445296


Relationship among Blood Indicators of Hepatic Function and Lipid Content in the Liver during Transitional Period in High-yielding Dairy Cows

Radojica Djoković, Horea Šamanc, Milijan Jovanović, Natalija Fratrić, Vladimir Dosković and Zoran Stanimirović, 2013. Relationship among Blood Indicators of Hepatic Function and Lipid Content in the Liver during Transitional Period in High-yielding Dairy Cows. Acta Scientiae Veterinariae, 41: 1128.

http://www.ufrgs.br/actavet/41/PUB%201128.pdf


Peripartal alterations of calcitonin gene-related peptide and minerals in dairy cows affected by milk fever

Qendrim Zebeli, Donald C. Beitz, Barry J. Bradford, Suzanna M. Dunn, Burim N. Ametaj, 2013. Peripartal alterations of calcitonin gene-related peptide and minerals in dairy cows affected by milk fever. Vet Clin Pathol 42/1: 70–77.

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