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Prevention of production diseases and reproduction problems through reduction of physiological imbalance in the dairy cow

The main purpose of the project is to develop the biological basis for minimizing the physiological imbalance in early lactation and thus reduce the risk of production diseases and reproduction problems through new "individual" feeding and management strategies. The research tasks of the project are:

To elucidate how the physiological imbalance, expressed by metabolic profiles and tissue turnover/metabolism, is affected by changes in feeding in early lactation in different genotypes.

To describe the relation between physiological imbalance, mobilisation of body reserves, acceleration in milk yield, risk of reproduction problems and production.

To investigate the value of leptin as an indicator of the cow's energy status and relation between leptin, mastitis and reproduction.

Responsible: Head of research unit Klaus L°nne Ingvartsen

Project period: 01.01.2002 - 31.12.2006

Partners: Danish Institute for Food and Veterinary Research


Last updated: Thursday 21 June 2007 - [email protected]