publication . Other literature type . 2016

Influence of dietary component manipulation and feed management strategies on growth and rumen development of weaned dairy heifers

Dennis, Tana Shea;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2016
  • Publisher: Purdue University
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Well-developed replacement heifers provide a central foundation for the continued success of the dairy industry. Emphasis on improving pre-weaned calf nutrition has predominated in the industry, but opportunities exist to improve post-weaning heifer nutrition and management. We aimed to evaluate common feed management strategies seen in the industry and their effects on growth, feed efficiency (G:F), and rumen development of calves from birth to 8 mo of age using pen- and individually-fed animal trials. Little information exists regarding post-weaning performance and rumen development of calves fed conventional or high planes of nutrition pre-weaning; therefore,...
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Medical Subject Headings: animal structuresanimal diseases
free text keywords: Biological sciences, Health and environmental sciences, Dairy, Efficiency, Growth, Heifer, Rumen development, Animal Sciences, Nutrition, Veterinary Medicine
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