Genetics of body condition score as an indicator of dairy cattle fertility. A review

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Bastin, C. ; Gengler, N. (2013)
  • Publisher: Presses Agronomiques de Gembloux
  • Journal: Biotechnologie (issn: 1370-6233, eissn: 1780-4507)
  • Subject: 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... View more
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