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:

Soybean oil and calcium salts of fatty acids as fat sources for Holstein dairy cows in transition period

Jefferson Rodrigues Gandra, Jose Esler de Freitas Junior, Milton Maturana Filho, Rafael Villela Barletta, Lenita Camargo Verdurico, Francisco Palma Rennó, 2014. Soybean oil and calcium salts of fatty acids as fat sources for Holstein dairy cows in transition period.  Rev. Bras. Saúde Prod. Anim., Salvador, v.15, n.1, p.83-93 Jan./Mar.

http://revistas.ufba.br/index.php/rbspa/article/viewArticle/2908


Influence of energy and nutrient supply pre and post partum on performance of multiparous Simmental, Brown Swiss and Holstein cows in early lactation

L. Gruber, M. Urdl, W. Obritzhauser, A. Schauer, J. Häusler and B. Steiner, 2014.    Influence of energy and nutrient supply pre and post partum on performance of multiparous Simmental, Brown Swiss and Holstein cows in early lactation.  Animal (2014), 8:1, pp 58–71.

http://journals.cambridge.org/download.php?file=%2FANM%2FANM8_01%2FS1751731113001894a.pdf&code=2ac14086b7e8370c15bc15f69c7fae16


Dietary Fat Supplementation and the Consequences for Oocyte and Embryo Quality: Hype or Significant Benefit for Dairy Cow Reproduction?

JLMR Leroy, RG Sturmey, V Van Hoeck, J De Bie, PJ McKeegan and PEJ Bols, 2014.    Dietary Fat Supplementation and the Consequences for Oocyte and Embryo Quality: Hype or Significant Benefit for Dairy Cow Reproduction?.  Reprod Dom Anim 49, 353–361.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24697981


Effect of unsaturated fatty acid supplementation on digestion, metabolism and nutrient balance in dairy cows during the transition period and early lactation

Francisco Palma Rennó, José Esler de Freitas Júnior, Jefferson Rodrigues Gandra, Milton Maturana Filho, Lenita Camargo Verdurico, Luciana Navajás Rennó, Rafael Villela Barletta, Flávio Garcia Vilela, 2014.    Effect of unsaturated fatty acid supplementation on digestion, metabolism and nutrient balance in dairy cows during the transition period and early lactation.  R. Bras. Zootec., 43(4):212-223.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-35982014000400008


Short communication: Effects of dietary nonstructural carbohydrates pre- and postpartum on reproduction of grazing dairy cow

Burke, C. R., J. K. Kay, C. V. C. Phyn, S. Meier, J. M. Lee, and J. R. Roche, 2010.    Short communication: Effects of dietary nonstructural carbohydrates pre- and postpartum on reproduction of grazing dairy cows.  J. Dairy Sci. 93:4292–4296.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(10)00453-4/fulltext


Feeding behaviors of transition dairy cows fed glycerol as a replacement for corn

Carvalho, E. R., N. S. Schmelz-Roberts, H. M. White, C. S. Wilcox, S. D. Eicher, and S. S. Donkin, 2010.  Feeding behaviors of transition dairy cows fed glycerol as a replacement for corn.  J. Dairy Sci. 95:7214–7224.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(12)00769-2/abstract


Metabolic and energy status during the dry period is crucial for the resumption of ovarian activity postpartum in dairy cows

Castro, N., C. Kawashima , H. A. van Dorland, I. Morel , A. Miyamoto, and R. M. Bruckmaier, 2012.  Metabolic and energy status during the dry period is crucial for the resumption of ovarian activity postpartum in dairy cows.  J. Dairy Sci. 95:5804–5812.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(12)00601-7/abstract


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


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

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

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


Effects of increasing days of exposure to prepartum transition diets on milk production and milk composition in dairy cows

DEGARIS, PJ, IJ LEAN, AR RABIEE, and CHEUER, 2008.  Effects of increasing days of exposure to prepartum transition diets on milk production and milk composition in dairy cows.   Australian Veterinary Journal Volume 86, No 9, September 2008.

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/bpl/avj/2008/00000086/00000009


Effects of increasing days of exposure to prepartum diets on the concentration of certain blood metabolites in dairy cows

DeGaris, PJ, IJ Lean, AR Rabiee, and MA Stevenson, 2010.  Effects of increasing days of exposure to prepartum diets on the concentration of certain blood metabolites in dairy cows.  Australian Veterinary Journal Volume 88, No 4, April 2010.

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/bpl/avj/2010/00000088/00000004


Nonesterified fatty acids and glucose concentrations in blood of periparturient dairy cows are indicative of pregnancy success at first insemination

Garverick, H. A., M. N. Harris, R. Vogel-Bluel, J. D. Sampson, J. Bader, W. R. Lamberson, J. N. Spain, M. C. Lucy, and R. S. Youngquist, 2012.  Nonesterified fatty acids and glucose concentrations in blood of periparturient dairy cows are indicative of pregnancy success at first insemination.  J. Dairy Sci. 96:1–8.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(12)00814-4/abstract


Identification of plasma and hepatic parameters related to metabolic robustness in dairy cows

Graber, M., S. Kohler, A. Mu¨ ller, K. Burgermeister, T. Kaufmann, R. M. Bruckmaier and H. A. van Dorland, 2012.   Identification of plasma and hepatic parameters related to metabolic robustness in dairy cows.  Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition 96 (2012) 75–84.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1439-0396.2010.01124.x/abstract


Prepartum dietary energy intake affects metabolism and health during the periparturient period in primiparous and multiparous Holstein cows

Janovick, N.A., Y. R. Boisclair, and J. K. Drackley, 2011.  Prepartum dietary energy intake affects metabolism and health during the periparturient period in primiparous and multiparous Holstein cows.  J. Dairy Sci. 94:1385–1400.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(11)00093-2/fulltext


Overfeeding a moderate energy diet prepartum does not impair bovine subcutaneous adipose tissue insulin signal transduction and induces marked changes in peripartal gene network expression

 Ji, P., J. S. Osorio, J. K. Drackley, and J. J. Loor, 2012.  Overfeeding a moderate energy diet prepartum does not impair bovine subcutaneous adipose tissue insulin signal transduction and induces marked changes in peripartal gene network expression.  J. Dairy Sci. 95:4333–4351.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(12)00422-5/abstract


Effects of prepartum roughage neutral detergent fiber levels on periparturient dry matter intake, metabolism, and lactation in heat-stressed dairy cows

Kanjanapruthipong, J., N. Homwong, and N. Buatong, 2009.  Effects of prepartum roughage neutral detergent fiber levels on periparturient dry matter intake, metabolism, and lactation in heat-stressed dairy cows.    J. Dairy Sci. 93:2589–2597.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(10)00263-8/fulltext


Effect of precalving and postcalving dietary energy level on performance and blood metabolite concentrations of dairy cows throughout lactation

Law, R.A., F. J. Young, D. C. Patterson, D. J. Kilpatrick, A. R. G. Wylie, K. L. Ingvarsten, A. Hameleers, M. A. McCoy, C. S. Mayne, and C. P. Ferris, 2009.  Effect of precalving and postcalving dietary energy level on performance and blood metabolite concentrations of dairy cows throughout lactation.   J. Dairy Sci. 94:808–823.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(11)00028-2/fulltext


Effects of feeding wheat straw or orchardgrass at ad libitum or restricted intake during the dry period on postpartum performance and lipid metabolism

Litherland, N. B., W. D. Weich, W. P. Hansen, and J. G. Linn, 2012.  Effects of feeding wheat straw or orchardgrass at ad libitum or restricted intake during the dry period on postpartum performance and lipid metabolism.   J. Dairy Sci. 95:7236–7247.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(12)00724-2/abstract


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

Lomander, H., J. Frössling, K. L. Ingvartsen, H. Gustafsson, and C. Svensson, 2011.  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/abstract


Impact of glucogenic additive in transition dairy cow diets of varying ruminal starch degradability on yield and composition of milk and reproductive parameters

Klebaniuk, Matras, M., R., E. Kowalczuk-Vasilev, 2012.  Impact of glucogenic additive in transition dairy cow diets of varying ruminal starch degradability on yield and composition of milk and reproductive parameters.  Czech J. Anim. Sci., 57, 2012 (7): 301–311.

http://www.agriculturejournals.cz/publicFiles/78009.pdf


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


Individual animal variability in ruminal bacterial communities and ruminal acidosis in primiparous Holstein cows during the periparturient period

Mohammed, R., D. M. Stevenson, P. J. Weimer, G. B. Penner, and K. A. Beauchemin, 2012.  Individual animal variability in ruminal bacterial communities and ruminal acidosis in primiparous Holstein cows during the periparturient period.   J. Dairy Sci. 95:6716–6730.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(12)00686-8/abstract


Effects of supplementing glycerol and soybean oil in drinking water on feed and water intake, energy balance, and production performance of periparturient dairy cows

Osborne, V. R., N. E. Odongo, J. P. Cant, K. C. Swanson, and B. W. McBride, 2009.  Effects of supplementing glycerol and soybean oil in drinking water on feed and water intake, energy balance, and production performance of periparturient dairy cows.  J. Dairy Sci. 92:698–707.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(09)70376-5/fulltext


Increasing dietary sugar concentration may improve dry matter intake, ruminal fermentation, and productivity of dairy cows in the postpartum phase of the transition period

Penner G. B., and M. Oba, 2008.  Increasing dietary sugar concentration may improve dry matter intake, ruminal fermentation, and productivity of dairy cows in the postpartum phase of the transition period.  J. Dairy Sci. 92:3341–3353.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(09)70651-4/fulltext


Metabolic parameters in transition cows as indicators for early-lactation culling risk

Roberts, T., N. Chapinal, S. J. LeBlanc, D. F. Kelton, J. Dubuc, and T. F. Duffield, 2011.  Metabolic parameters in transition cows as indicators for early-lactation culling risk.  J. Dairy Sci. 95:3057–3063.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(12)00280-9/abstract


Dietary structural to nonfiber carbohydrate concentration during the transition period in grazing dairy cows

Roche, J. R., J. K. Kay , C. V. C. Phyn, S. Meier , J. M. Lee, and C. R. Burke, 2010.  Dietary structural to nonfiber carbohydrate concentration during the transition period in grazing dairy cows.   J. Dairy Sci. 93:3671–3683.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(10)00387-5/fulltext


Effects of plane of nutrition and feed deprivation on insulin responses in dairy cattle during late gestation

Schoenberg, K.M., R. M. Ehrhardt, and T. R. Overton, 2012.  Effects of plane of nutrition and feed deprivation on insulin responses in dairy cattle during late gestation.  J. Dairy Sci. 95:670–682.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(12)00020-3/fulltext


Brown midrib corn silage fed during the peripartal period increased intake and resulted in a persistent increase in milk solids yield of Holstein cows

Stone, W.C., L. E. Chase, T. R. Overton, and K. E. Nestor, 2012.   Brown midrib corn silage fed during the peripartal period increased intake and resulted in a persistent increase in milk solids yield of Holstein cows.   J. Dairy Sci. 95:6665–6676.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(12)00653-4/abstract


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.  Tharwat et al. J Veterinar Sci Technolo 2012, 3:1.

http://www.omicsonline.org/2157-7579/2157-7579-3-111.pdf


Dietary manipulations to improve embryonic survival in cattle

Thatcher William, José E.P. Santos, Charles R. Staples, 2011.    Dietary manipulations to improve embryonic survival in cattle.  Theriogenology 76 (2011) 1619–1631.

http://www.theriojournal.com/


Correlation between Composition of the Bacterial Community and Concentration of Volatile Fatty Acids in the Rumen during the Transition Period and Ketosis in Dairy Cows

Wang Xiaoxu, Xiaobing Li,a Chenxu Zhao, Pan Hu, Hui Chen, Zhaoxi Liu, Guowen Liu, and Zhe Wang, 2012.  Correlation between Composition of the Bacterial Community and Concentration of Volatile Fatty Acids in the Rumen during the Transition Period and Ketosis in Dairy Cows. 

http://aem.asm.org/content/78/7/2386


Effects of increased supplementation of n-3 fatty acids to transition dairy cows on performance and fatty acid profile in plasma, adipose tissue, and milk fat

Zachut M., A. Arieli, H. Lehrer, L. Livshitz, S. Yakoby, and U. Moallem, 2010.  Effects of increased supplementation of n-3 fatty acids to transition dairy cows on performance and fatty acid profile in plasma, adipose tissue, and milk fat.   J. Dairy Sci. 93:5877–5889. 

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(10)00639-9/fulltext


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

DEGARIS, PJ, IJ LEAN, AR RABIEE, and CHEUER, 2010. Effects of increasing days of exposure to prepartum transition diets on reproduction and health in dairy cows. Australian Veterinary Journal Volume 88, No 3, March 2010.

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


Prepartum dietary management of energy intake affects postpartum intake and lactation performance by primiparous and multiparous Holstein cows

N. A. Janovick and J. K. Drackley, 2010. Prepartum dietary management of energy intake affects postpartum intake and lactation performance by primiparous and multiparous Holstein cows. J. Dairy Sci. 93: 3086–3102.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(10)00320-6/fulltext


Effects of glucogenic and ketogenic feeding strategies on splanchnic glucose and amino acid metabolism in postpartum transition Holstein cows

M. Larsen and N. B. Kristensen, 2012. Effects of glucogenic and ketogenic feeding strategies on splanchnic glucose and amino acid metabolism in postpartum transition Holstein cows. J. Dairy Sci. 95: 5946–5960.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(12)00617-0/abstract


Metabolism and lactation performance in dairy cows fed a diet containing rumen-protected fat during the last twelve weeks of gestation

K. Duske, H. M. Hammon, A.-K. Langhof, O. Bellmann, B. Losand, K. Nürnberg, G. Nürnberg, H. Sauerwein, H. M. Seyfert, and C. C. Metges, 2009. Metabolism and lactation performance in dairy cows fed a diet containing rumen-protected fat during the last twelve weeks of gestation. J. Dairy Sci. 92: 1670–1684.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(09)70479-5/fulltext