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:

A comparative study of the metabolic profile, insulin sensitivity and inflammatory response between organically and conventionally managed dairy cattle during the periparturient period

A. Abuelo, J. Hernández, J. L. Benedito and C. Castillo, 2014.  A comparative study of the metabolic profile, insulin sensitivity and inflammatory response between organically and conventionally managed dairy cattle during the periparturient period.  Animal (2014), 8:9, pp 1516–1525.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24916777


Comparison of shortened and conventional dry period management strategies

J. Cermakova, V. Kudrna, M. Simeckova, A. Vyborna, P. Dolezal, and J. Illek, 2014.  Comparison of shortened and conventional dry period management strategies.  J. Dairy Sci. 97 :5623–5636.

http://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2013-7499


Welfare-positive management and nutrition for the dairy herd: A European perspective

David N. Logue, C. Sinclair Mayne, 2014.  Welfare-positive management and nutrition for the dairy herd: A European perspective.  The Veterinary Journal 199 (2014) 31–38.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tvjl.2013.10.027


Maternal isolation behavior of Holstein dairy cows kept indoors

K. L. Proudfoot, D. M. Weary and M. A. G. von Keyserlingk, 2014.  Maternal isolation behavior of Holstein dairy cows kept indoors.  J. Anim. Sci. 2014, 92:277-281.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24371006


Prepartum stocking density: Effects on metabolic, health, reproductive, and productive r esponses

P. R. B. Silva, A. R. Dresch, K. S. Machado, J. G. N. Moraes, K. Lobeck-Luchterhand, T. K. Nishimura, M. A. Ferreira, M. I. Endres, and R. C. Chebel, 2014.  Prepartum stocking density: Effects on metabolic, health, reproductive, and productive r esponses.  J. Dairy Sci. 97 :5521–5532.

http://dx.doi.org/ 10.3168/jds.2014-8093


Cow characteristics and their association with production performance with different dry period lengths

W. Steeneveld, A. T. M. van Knegsel, G. J. Remmelink, B. Kemp, J. C. M. Vernooij, and H. Hogeveen, 2014.  Cow characteristics and their association with production performance with different dry period lengths.  J. Dairy Sci. 97 :4922–4931.

http://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2013-7859


Transition Cow Nutrition and Feeding Management for Disease Prevention

Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD, Charles J. Sniffen, PhD, 2014.  Transition Cow Nutrition and Feeding Management for Disease Prevention.  Vet Clin Food Anim 2014.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cvfa.2014.07.009


Effect of continuous milking on immunoglobulin concentrations in bovine colostrum

J.J. Verweij, A.P. Koets, S.W.F. Eisenberg, 2014.  Effect of continuous milking on immunoglobulin concentrations in bovine colostrum.  Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 160 (2014) 225–229.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vetimm.2014.05.008


The effect of lameness on the resting behavior and metabolic status of dairy cattle during the transition period in a freestall-housed dairy herd

Calderon, D.F., and N. B. Cook, 2011.  The effect of lameness on the resting behavior and metabolic status of dairy cattle during the transition period in a freestall-housed dairy herd.  J. Dairy Sci. +94:2883–2894.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(11)00276-1/fulltext


The effect of incomplete milking or nursing on milk production, blood metabolites, and immune functions of dairy cows

Carbonneau, E., A. M. de Passillé, J. Rushen, B. G. Talbot, and P. Lacasse, 2012.  The effect of incomplete milking or nursing on milk production, blood metabolites, and immune functions of dairy cows.  J. Dairy Sci. 95:6503–6512.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(12)00683-2/abstract


Short communication: Effect of a stable pen management strategy for precalving cows on dry matter intake, plasma nonesterified fatty acid levels, and milk production

Coonen J. M., M. J. Maroney, P. M. Crump, and R. R. Grummer, 2011.  Short communication: Effect of a stable pen management strategy for precalving cows on dry matter intake, plasma nonesterified fatty acid levels, and milk production.  J. Dairy Sci. 94:2413–2417.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(11)00218-9/fulltext


Heat-stress abatement during the dry period: Does cooling improve transition into lactation?

do Amaral, B. C. , E. E. Connor, S. Tao, J. Hayen, J. Bubolz, and G. E. Dahl, 2009.  Heat-stress abatement during the dry period: Does cooling improve transition into lactation?  J. Dairy Sci. 92:5988–5999.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(09)71316-5/fulltext


Prepartum feeding behavior is an early indicator of subclinical ketosis

Goldhawk, N. Chapinal, D. M. Veira, D. M. Weary, and M. A. G. von Keyserlingk, 2009.  Prepartum feeding behavior is an early indicator of subclinical ketosis. J. Dairy Sci. 92:4971–4977.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(09)70828-8/fulltext


Management of Dry and Transition Cows to Improve Energy Balance and Reproduction

Grummer, Ric R., Milo C. Wiltbank, Paul M. Fricke, Rick D. Watters and Noelia Silva-Del-Rio, 2010.  Management of Dry and Transition Cows to Improve Energy Balance and Reproduction.  Journal pf Reproduction and Development, Vol. 56, Suppl 2010.

http://www.uwex.edu/ces/dairyrepro/pubs.cfm


The effect of marine algae in the ration of high-yielding dairy cows during transition on metabolic parameters in serum and follicular fluid around parturition

Hostens M., V. Fievez, B. Vlaeminck, J. Buyse, J. Leroy, S. Piepers, S. De Vliegher, and G. Opsomer, 2011.  The effect of marine algae in the ration of high-yielding dairy cows during transition on metabolic parameters in serum and follicular fluid around parturition.  J. Dairy Sci. 94:4603–4615

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(11)00472-3/fulltext


The effects of overstocking Holstein dairy cattle during the dry period on cortisol secretion and energy metabolism

Huzzey J. M., D. V. Nydam, R. J. Grant, and T. R. Overton, 2012.  The effects of overstocking Holstein dairy cattle during the dry period on cortisol secretion and energy metabolism.  J. Dairy Sci. 95:4421–4433.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(12)00430-4/abstract


Economical and managerial analysis of effective managerial strategies for the prevention of milk fever in transition period in commercial dairy farms

Kashfi Hamed, Ahmadreza Yazdani, and Mehrdad Latifi, 2012.  Economical and managerial analysis of effective managerial strategies for the prevention of milk fever in transition period in commercial dairy farms.  Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health Vol. 4(5), pp. 67-70, August 2012.

http://www.academicjournals.org/JVMAH/


Effect of recombinant bovine somatotropin and a shortened or no dry period on the performance of lactating dairy cows

Klusmeyer T. H., A. C. Fitzgerald, A. C. Fabellar, J. M. Ballam, R. A. Cady, and J. L. Vicini, 2009.  Effect of recombinant bovine somatotropin and a shortened or no dry period on the performance of lactating dairy cows. J. Dairy Sci. 92:5503–5511.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(09)70885-9/fulltext


Monitoring Metabolic Health of Dairy Cattle in the Transition Period

LEBLANC, Stephen, 2010.  Monitoring Metabolic Health of Dairy Cattle in the Transition Period.  Journal of Reproduction and Development, Vol. 56, Suppl, 2010.

https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/jrd/56/S/56_1056S29/_pdf


Oxidative stress indicators and metabolic adaptations in response to the omission of the dry period in dairy cows

Mantovani, Roberto, Sandy Sgorlon, Lieta Marinelli, Lucia Bailoni, Giovanni Bittante, and Gianfranco Gabai, 2010.  Oxidative stress indicators and metabolic adaptations in response to the omission of the dry period in dairy cows.  Journal of Dairy Research (2010) 77 273–279.

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=7818173&fulltextType=RA&fileId=S0022029910000117


A reduction in milking frequency and feed allowance improves dairy cow immune status

O’Driscoll, K., G. Olmos, S Llamas Moya, J.F. Mee, B. Earley, D. Gleeson, B. O’Brien, and L. Boylell, 2012.  A reduction in milking frequency and feed allowance improves dairy cow immune status.  J. Dairy Sci. 95:1177–1187.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(12)00077-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


Associations of elevated nonesterified fatty acids and β-hydroxybutyrate concentrations with early lactation reproductive performance and milk production in transition dairy cattle in the northeastern United States

Ospina, P.A., D. V. Nydam, T. Stokol, and T. R. Overton, 2010.  Associations of elevated nonesterified fatty acids and β-hydroxybutyrate concentrations with early lactation reproductive performance and milk production in transition dairy cattle in the northeastern United States.  J. Dairy Sci. 93:1596–1603

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(10)00133-5/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, 2010.  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


An integrated view on how the management of the dry period length of lactating cows could affect mammary biology and defence

Pezeshki, A. V. Capuco, B. De Spiegeleer, L. Peelman, M. Stevens, R. J. Collier and C. Burvenich, 2009.  An integrated view on how the management of the dry period length of lactating cows could affect mammary biology and defence.  Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition 94 (2010) e7–e30.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20546070


Effect of days to conception in the previous lactation on the risk of death and live culling around calving

Pinedo, P.J., and A. De Vries, 2010.  Effect of days to conception in the previous lactation on the risk of death and live culling around calving.  J. Dairy Sci. 93:968–977.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(10)00064-0/fulltext


Behavior during transition differs for cows diagnosed with claw horn lesions in mid lactation

Proudfoot, K. L., D. M. Weary, and M. A. G. von Keyserlingk, 2010.  Behavior during transition differs for cows diagnosed with claw horn lesions in mid lactation.  J. Dairy Sci. 93:3970–3978.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(10)00423-6/fulltext


Competition at the feed bunk changes the feeding, standing, and social behavior of transition dairy cows

Proudfoot, K. L., D. M. Veira, D. M. Weary, and M. A. G. von Keyserlingk, 2009.  Competition at the feed bunk changes the feeding, standing, and social behavior of transition dairy cows.  J. Dairy Sci. 92:3116–3123.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(09)70628-9/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.  CVJ / VOL 50 / APRIL 2009.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2657519/


Economic effect of short (35-d) compared with conventional (60-d) dry period management in commercial Canadian Holstein herds

Santschi, D.E., D. M. Lefebvre, R. I. Cue, C. L. Girard, and D. Pellerin, 2011.   Economic effect of short (35-d) compared with conventional (60-d) dry period management in commercial Canadian Holstein herds. J. Dairy Sci. 9:4734–4743. 

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(11)00488-7/fulltext


Effects of continuous milking during the dry period or once daily milking in the first 4 weeks of lactation on metabolism and productivity of dairy cows

Schlamberger G., S. Wiedemann, E. Viturro, H. H. D. Meyer, and M. Kaske, 2010.  Effects of continuous milking during the dry period or once daily milking in the first 4 weeks of lactation on metabolism and productivity of dairy cows.  J. Dairy Sci. 93:2471–2485.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(10)00250-X/fulltext


Effects of twin pregnancy and dry period feeding strategy on milk production, energy balance, and metabolic profiles in dairy cows

Silva-del-Río, N., P. M. Fricke and R. R. Grummer, 2009.  Effects of twin pregnancy and dry period feeding strategy on milk production, energy balance, and metabolic profiles in dairy cows.  J Anim Sci 2010.88:1048-1060.

http://www.uwex.edu/ces/dairyrepro/documents/SilvadelRio.pdf


Effect of cooling heat-stressed dairy cows during the dry period on insulin response

Tao, S., I. M. Thompson, A. P. A. Monteiro, M. J. Hayen, L. J. Young, and G. E. Dahl, 2012.  Effect of cooling heat-stressed dairy cows during the dry period on insulin response. J. Dairy Sci. 95:5035–5046. 

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(12)00517-6/abstract


Effect of milking frequency and feeding level before and after dry off on dairy cattle behavior and udder characteristics

Tucker C. B., S. J. Lacy-Hulbert, and J. R. Webster, 2009.  Effect of milking frequency and feeding level before and after dry off on dairy cattle behavior and udder characteristics.  J. Dairy Sci. 92:3194–3203.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(09)70636-8/fulltext


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, 2012.  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


Effect of dry period length on reproduction during the subsequent lactation

Watters, R. D., M. C. Wiltbank, J. N. Guenther, A. E. Brickner, R. R. Rastani, P. M. Fricke , and R. R. Grummer, 2009.  Effect of dry period length on reproduction during the subsequent lactation.   J. Dairy Sci. 92:3081–3090.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(09)70625-3/fulltext


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

K. L. Proudfoot, 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


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

T. Roberts, N. Chapinal, S. J. LeBlanc, D. F. Kelton, J. Dubuc, and T. F. Duffield, 2012. 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/fulltext


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

J. R. Roche, 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


Incidence of metabolic disorders and reproductive performance following a short (35-d) or conventional (60-d) dry period management in commercial Holstein herds

D. E. Santschi, D. M. Lefebvre, R. I. Cue, C. L. Girard, and D. Pellerin, 2011. Incidence of metabolic disorders and reproductive performance following a short (35-d) or conventional (60-d) dry period management in commercial Holstein herds. J. Dairy Sci. 94: 3322–3330.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(11)00326-2/fulltext


Complete-lactation milk and component yields following a short (35-d) or a conventional (60-d) dry period management strategy in commercial Holstein herds

D. E. Santschi, D. M. Lefebvre, R. I. Cue, C. L. Girard, and D. Pellerin, 2011. Complete-lactation milk and component yields following a short (35-d) or a conventional (60-d) dry period management strategy in commercial Holstein herds. J. Dairy Sci. 94: 2302–2311.

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(11)00205-0/fulltext