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- Foote, A. P.; Jones, S. A.; Kuehn, L. A.
- Journal of animal science 2017 v.95 no.11 pp. 5012-5019
- beef cattle; blood glucose; blood sampling; blood serum; bovine respiratory disease; calves; carbohydrate metabolism; cortisol; feedlots; finishing; glucose; heifers; lactic acid; metabolites; milk; milk consumption; regression analysis; respiratory tract diseases; slaughter; steers; variance; weaning
- ... The objectives of this experiment were to determine the association of circulating cortisol, lactate, and glucose early in life on ADG and incidences of bovine respiratory disease (BRD) in cattle. A blood sample was collected approximately 3 wk prior to weaning and at weaning from genetically diverse steers and heifers (n = 451). Cattle were weighed periodically throughout the study and ADG was ca ...