Genetics of body condition score as an indicator of dairy cattle fertility. A review
- Publisher: Presses Agronomiques de Gembloux
(issn: 1370-6233, eissn: 1780-4507)
Biotechnology | : Genetics & genetic processes [Life sciences] | fertility | energy balance | : Productions animales & zootechnie [Sciences du vivant] | : Animal production & animal husbandry [Life sciences] | heritability | : Génétique & processus génétiques [Sciences du vivant] | body condition | GE1-350 | Dairy cows | Environmental sciences | genetic correlation | TP248.13-248.65
Body condition score (BCS) is a subjective measure of the amount of metabolizable energy stored in a live animal. Change in BCS of dairy cows is considered to be an indicator of the extent and the duration of postpartum negative energy balance. Although change in BCS ov...