Studies of the transition cow under a pasture-based milk production system: Metabolic profiles

D. Cavestany, J. E. Blanc, M. Kulcsár, G. Uriarte, P. Chilibroste, A. Meikle, H. Fébel, A. Ferraris, E. Krall

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This study describes the effect of parity (multiparous versus primiparous) and body condition score (BCS) at calving (<3 or ≥3; scale 1-5) on variations of BCS, body weight (BW) and metabolic profiles in Holstein cows grazing on improved pastures. Forty-two cows were studied (21 multiparous and 21 primiparous) from 2 months before to 3 months after calving. BCS, BW and milk production were measured every 2 weeks. Blood samples were taken every 2 weeks to determine total protein, albumin, urea, non-esterified fatty acids (NEFA), β-hydroxybutyrate (BHB), cholesterol, aspartate aminotransferase (AST), calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. Primiparous cows had lower BCS during the early postpartum (PP) period and produced less milk than multiparous. In primiparous cows NEFA concentrations were higher during the early postpartum period; BHB levels were similar in both categories during this period. Primiparous cows showed a more unbalanced metabolic profile than multiparous cows, reflecting that they are recovering from the loss of BCS after calving with less success.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Veterinary Medicine, Series A
Volume52
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2005

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Metabolome
Postpartum Period
milk production
production technology
Milk
Fatty Acids
body condition
Body Weight
pastures
Hydroxybutyrates
cows
Aspartate Aminotransferases
Parity
Phosphorus
Magnesium
calving
Urea
Albumins
Cholesterol
postpartum period

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  • veterinary(all)
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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Studies of the transition cow under a pasture-based milk production system : Metabolic profiles. / Cavestany, D.; Blanc, J. E.; Kulcsár, M.; Uriarte, G.; Chilibroste, P.; Meikle, A.; Fébel, H.; Ferraris, A.; Krall, E.

In: Journal of Veterinary Medicine, Series A, Vol. 52, No. 1, 02.2005, p. 1-7.

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Cavestany, D. ; Blanc, J. E. ; Kulcsár, M. ; Uriarte, G. ; Chilibroste, P. ; Meikle, A. ; Fébel, H. ; Ferraris, A. ; Krall, E. / Studies of the transition cow under a pasture-based milk production system : Metabolic profiles. In: Journal of Veterinary Medicine, Series A. 2005 ; Vol. 52, No. 1. pp. 1-7.
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