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- Penner, G.B.; Oba, M.
- Journal of dairy science 2009 v.92 no.7 pp. 3341-3353
- cow feeding; particles; animal behavior; rumen; organic matter; free fatty acids; Holstein; digestibility; dairy cows; parity (reproduction); volatile fatty acids; starch; 3-hydroxybutyric acid; sucrose; calving; blood glucose; rumen fermentation; feeding behavior; insulin; dry matter intake; milk yield; sugar content; experimental diets; milk composition; lactation; pH; neutral detergent fiber; postpartum interval
- ... The current study was undertaken to investigate the effect of feeding diets varying in sugar concentration to postpartum transition cows on productivity, ruminal fermentation, and nutrient digestibility. We hypothesized that the high-sugar diet would increase dry matter intake and lactation performance. The secondary objective was to characterize changes in ruminal fermentation and nutrient digest ...