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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447345/in-vitro-microbial-protein-synthesis-ruminal-degradation-and-post-ruminal-digestibility-of-crude-protein-of-dairy-rations-containing-quebracho-tannin-extract
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J Castro-Montoya, E Westreicher-Kristen, A Henke, M Diaby, A Susenbeth, U Dickhoefer
This study evaluated the effects of Quebracho tannin extract (QTE) on in vitro ruminal fermentation, chemical composition of rumen microbes, ruminal degradation and intestinal digestibility of crude protein (iCPd). Three treatments were tested, the control (basal diet without QTE), the basal diet with 15 g QTE/kg dry matter (DM) and the basal diet with 30 g QTE/kg DM. The basal diet contained (g/kg DM): 339 grass silage, 317 maize silage and 344 concentrate. In vitro gas production kinetic was determined using the Hohenheim gas test (Experiment 1)...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442154/pathogenesis-and-treatment-of-sole-ulcers-and-white-line-disease
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REVIEW
Jan K Shearer, Sarel R van Amstel
Sole ulcers and white line disease are 2 of the most common claw horn lesions in confined dairy cattle. Predisposing causes include unbalanced weight bearing, and metabolic, enzymatic, and hormonal changes. The white line serves as the junction between the sole and axial and abaxial wall. It is vulnerable to trauma and separation, permitting organic matter to become entrapped. Colonization contributes to retrograde movement of the infection to the solar and perioplic corium, where an abscess forms resulting in pain and lameness...
April 22, 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Food Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436343/implications-of-feed-concentrate-reduction-in-organic-grassland-based-dairy-systems-a-long-term-on-farm-study
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F Leiber, I K Schenk, A Maeschli, S Ivemeyer, J O Zeitz, S Moakes, P Klocke, P Staehli, C Notz, M Walkenhorst
In response to increasing efforts for reducing concentrate inputs to organic dairy production in grassland-rich areas of Europe, a long-term study was conducted, which assessed the impacts of concentrate reductions on cows' performance, health, fertility and average herd age. In total, 42 Swiss commercial organic dairy cattle farms were monitored over 6 years ('Y0', 2008/09 until 'Y5', 2013/14). In comparison with overall data of Swiss herdbooks (including conventional and organic farms), the herds involved in the project had lower milk yields, similar milk solids, shorter calving intervals and higher average lactation numbers...
April 24, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434744/a-prospective-cohort-study-of-digital-cushion-and-corium-thickness-part-1-associations-with-body-condition-lesion-incidence-and-proximity-to-calving
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R F Newsome, M J Green, N J Bell, N J Bollard, C S Mason, H R Whay, J N Huxley
Claw horn disruption lesions (CHDL) are a major cause of lameness in dairy cattle and are likely a result of excessive forces being applied to the germinal epithelium that produces the claw horn. The digital cushion is a connective tissue structure, containing depots of adipose tissue, that sits beneath the distal phalanx and has been shown to be thicker in fatter cows. Body condition score (BCS) loss is a risk factor for CHDL, and one possible explanation is that fat is mobilized from the digital cushion during negative energy balance, causing the digital cushion to thin and lose force-dissipating capacity, leading to disruption of claw horn growth...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434725/effects-of-breed-feeding-system-and-lactation-stage-on-milk-fat-characteristics-and-spontaneous-lipolysis-in-dairy-cows
#5
E Vanbergue, L Delaby, J L Peyraud, S Colette, Y Gallard, C Hurtaud
Spontaneous lipolysis (SL) is an enzymatic reaction which leads to a release of free fatty acids that can modify technological and sensory properties of milk and milk products. However, few studies have been done to assess the effect of feeding systems (FS) and breed on SL. Most of them were conducted in the 1980s and are not fully representative of cattle today. No previous study investigated the effect of cow breed at the whole-lactation scale. Thus, a trial was carried out to study the effects of 2 FS (high- and low-input FS) with 2 breeds [Holstein (HO) and Normande (NO)] during 1 entire lactation...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434722/prediction-of-milk-fatty-acid-content-with-mid-infrared-spectroscopy-in-canadian-dairy-cattle-using-differently-distributed-model-development-sets
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A Fleming, F S Schenkel, J Chen, F Malchiodi, V Bonfatti, R A Ali, B Mallard, M Corredig, F Miglior
The fatty acid profile of milk is a prevailing issue due to the potential negative or positive effects of different fatty acids to human health and nutrition. Mid-infrared spectroscopy can be used to obtain predictions of otherwise costly fatty acid phenotypes in a widespread and rapid manner. The objective of this study was to evaluate the prediction of fatty acid content for the Canadian dairy cattle population from mid-infrared spectral data and to compare the results produced by altering the partial least squares (PLS) model development set used...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434607/a-review-of-the-design-and-management-of-footbaths-for-dairy-cattle
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REVIEW
Nigel B Cook
This article summarizes current footbath practices, questions the mechanism by which footbaths function, and reviews the available scientific literature testing footbaths in the field. Copper sulfate appears the most efficacious agent to include in a footbath program, but disposal concerns should limit the frequency of its use. Other agents such as formaldehyde have some merit when used with care. Use of water alone in a flush bath appears to have minimal impact. Footbaths should be used as infrequently as possible to achieve lameness prevention goals for the herd...
April 20, 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Food Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433326/status-of-the-development-of-a-vaccine-against-mycoplasma-bovis
#8
REVIEW
Jose Perez-Casal, Tracy Prysliak, Teresa Maina, Muhammad Suleman, Steve Jimbo
Mycoplasma bovis is an important pathogen of cattle and, despite numerous efforts an effective vaccine for control of the disease it causes remains elusive. Although we now know more about the biology of this pathogen, information is lacking about appropriate protective antigens, the type of immune response that confers protection and adjuvants selection. The use of conserved recombinant proteins, selected using in silico approaches, as components of a vaccine may be a better choice over bacterin-based vaccines due to the limited protection afforded by them and adverse reactions caused by them...
April 19, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431863/the-myometrial-contractility-during-late-pregnancy-in-dairy-cows-in-vitro
#9
L Górriz-Martín, S E Ulbrich, M Schmicke, G Hirsbrunner, C Keller, N Yücesoy, C Pfarrer, H Bollwein, M Heppelmann
This study aimed to investigate the in vitro contractility of the myometrium and its relationship to the blood concentrations of estradiol-17β (E2β), progesterone (P4), 15-keto-13,14-dihydro-PGF2α (PGFM) and ionised calcium (Ca(2+)) prior to tissue harvest in 12 healthy Holstein-Friesian cows in late pregnancy. Three circular (CM) and 3 longitudinal myometrial (LM) strips were dissected during a caesarean section and mounted in an organ bath containing modified Krebs solution (KS). The spontaneous contractility was recorded during five 30-min time periods (T1 to T5), after which the strips were exposed to increasing concentrations of oxytocin (OT; 10(-10)-10(-7)M), a natural PGF2α-analogue (PGF; 10(-7)-10(-4)M) and KS (Cont) for four 30-min time periods (T6 to T9)...
April 7, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430618/t-2-mycotoxin-toxicological-effects-and-decontamination-strategies
#10
REVIEW
Manish Adhikari, Bhawana Negi, Neha Kaushik, Anupriya Adhikari, Abdulaziz A Al-Khedhairy, Nagendra Kumar Kaushik, Eun Ha Choi
Mycotoxins are highly diverse secondary metabolites produced in nature by a wide variety of fungus which causes food contamination, resulting in mycotoxicosis in animals and humans. In particular, trichothecenes mycotoxin produced by genus fusarium is agriculturally more important worldwide due to the potential health hazards they pose. It is mainly metabolized and eliminated after ingestion, yielding more than 20 metabolites with the hydroxy trichothecenes-2 toxin being the major metabolite. Trichothecene is hazardously intoxicating due to their additional potential to be topically absorbed, and their metabolites affect the gastrointestinal tract, skin, kidney, liver, and immune and hematopoietic progenitor cellular systems...
February 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428343/mechanisms-of-autophagy-induction-by-sex-steroids-in-bovine-mammary-epithelial-cells
#11
Katarzyna Zielniok, Agnieszka Sobolewska, Malgorzata Gajewska
In dairy cattle mammary gland involution serves to remodel the secretory tissue, and occurs in a period of overlap between mammogenic stimulation caused by next developing pregnancy and tissue regression induced by milk stasis. At this time high concentrations of 17β-estradiol (E2) and progesterone (P4) support regeneration of the mammary tissue, as well as enhance autophagy, a cellular process induced in response to stressful conditions for energy generation and homeostasis maintenance. This study aimed to elucidate the mechanisms of autophagy induction by E2 and P4 using an in vitro model of involution based on 20-fold reduction of FBS content (from 10% to 0...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426942/polychlorinated-biphenyl-and-polybrominated-diphenyl-ether-profiles-in-serum-from-cattle-sheep-and-goats-across-california
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S Sethi, X Chen, P H Kass, B Puschner
It has been previously been shown by our lab and others that persistent organic pollutants, such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), are contaminants in milk produced for human consumption. To further this research we determined the concentration of 21 PCB and 14 PBDE congeners in livestock serum, mainly bovine, across California. Congeners were extracted from serum using solid phase extraction (SPE), cleaned up by silica cartridge and quantified using gas chromatography-triple quadruple mass spectrometry...
April 14, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426785/genome-wide-association-studies-identified-multiple-genetic-loci-for-body-size-at-four-growth-stages-in-chinese-holstein-cattle
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Xu Zhang, Qin Chu, Gang Guo, Ganghui Dong, Xizhi Li, Qin Zhang, Shengli Zhang, Zhiwu Zhang, Yachun Wang
The growth and maturity of cattle body size affect not only feed efficiency, but also productivity and longevity. Dissecting the genetic architecture of body size is critical for cattle breeding to improve both efficiency and productivity. The volume and weight of body size are indicated by several measurements. Among them, Heart Girth (HG) and Hip Height (HH) are the most important traits. They are widely used as predictors of body weight (BW). Few association studies have been conducted for HG and HH in cattle focusing on single growth stage...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424507/heat-stress-in-dairy-cattle-alters-lipid-composition-of-milk
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Z Liu, V Ezernieks, J Wang, N Wanni Arachchillage, J B Garner, W J Wales, B G Cocks, S Rochfort
Heat stress, potentially affecting both the health of animals and the yield and composition of milk, occurs frequently in tropical, sub-tropical and temperate regions. A simulated acute heat stress experiment was conducted in controlled-climate chambers and milk samples collected before, during and after the heat challenge. Milk lipid composition, surveyed using LC-MS, showed significant changes in triacylglycerol (TAG) and polar lipid profiles. Heat stress (temperature-humidity index up to 84) was associated with a reduction in TAG groups containing short- and medium-chain fatty acids and a concomitant increase in those containing long-chain fatty acids...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423868/genetic-parameters-of-calving-ease-using-sire-maternal-grandsire-model-in-korean-holsteins
#15
Mahboob Alam, Choi Tae-Jeong, Choy Yun-Ho, Lee Jae-Gu, Kwang-Hyeon Cho, Chang Gwon Dang, Jae Gwan Choi, Mi Na Park, Seung Soo Lee
Objective: Calving ease (CE) is a complex reproductive trait of economic importance in dairy cattle. This study was aimed to investigate the genetic merits of CE for Holsteins in Korea. Methods: A total of 297,614 field records of CE, from 2000 to 2015, from first parity Holstein heifers were recorded initially. After necessary data pruning such as age at first calving (18-42 mo), gestation length, and presence of sire information, final datasets for CE consisted of 147,526 and 132,080 records for service sire calving ease (SCE) and daughter calving ease (DCE) evaluations, respectively...
April 19, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413783/two-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-sites-in-%C3%AE-1-at-gene-and-their-association-with-somatic-cell-score-in-chinese-holstein-cows
#16
Xiao-Fei Guo, Wen-Ping Hu, Xian-Zheng Lang, Qiu-Ling Li, Xiang-Yu Wang, Ran Di, Qiu-Yue Liu, Xiao-Lin Liu, Yong-Fu An, Ming-Xing Chu
BACKGROUND: Alpha 1-antitrypsin (α1-AT) may affect the susceptibility of mastitis in dairy cattle for its possible role in the protection of lactoferrin from proteolytic degradation in the mammary. Milk somatic cell score (SCS) is a logarithmic transformation of the milk somatic cell count widely used as an index to evaluate mastitis. To study the relationships of α1-AT gene and SCS in Chinese Holstein cows, methods of PCR-SSCP, DNA sequencing, PCR-RFLP, and CRS-PCR technologies were used to detect single nucleotide polymorphisms sites in α1-AT gene...
December 2017: Journal of Biological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403147/cryptosporidium-spp-and-giardia-spp-in-feces-and-water-and-the-associated-exposure-factors-on-dairy-farms
#17
Roberta Dos Santos Toledo, Felippe Danyel Cardoso Martins, Fernanda Pinto Ferreira, Jonatas Campos de Almeida, Liza Ogawa, Hannah Lia Ettiene Peruch Lemos Dos Santos, Maíra Moreira Dos Santos, Filipe Aguera Pinheiro, Italmar Teodorico Navarro, João Luis Garcia, Roberta Lemos Freire
The aims of this study were to verify the prevalence of Cryptosporidium spp. and Giardia spp. in animal feces and drinking water on dairy farms and to identify a possible relation between the exposure factors and the presence of these parasites. Fecal samples from cattle and humans and water samples were collected on dairy farms in Paraná, Brazil. Analysis of (oo)cysts in the feces was performed by the modified Ziehl-Neelsen staining and centrifugal flotation in zinc sulfate. Test-positive samples were subjected to nested PCR amplification of the 18SSU ribosomal RNA gene for identification of Cryptosporidium and Giardia and of the gp60 gene for subtyping of Cryptosporidium...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402870/long-chain-fatty-acid-feeding-frequency-in-anaerobic-codigestion-impacts-syntrophic-community-structure-and-biokinetics
#18
Ryan M Ziels, David A C Beck, H David Stensel
This study investigated the impacts of long-chain fatty acid (LCFA) feeding frequencies on microbial community structure, bioconversion kinetics, and process stability during anaerobic codigestion. Parallel laboratory-scale anaerobic codigesters fed with dairy cattle manure were either pulse-fed every two days or continuously-fed daily, respectively, with oleate (C18:1) in incremental step increases over 200 days up to 64% of the influent chemical oxygen demand (COD). The effluent acetate concentration exceeded 3000 mg/L in the continuous-fed codigester at the highest oleate loading rate, but remained below 100 mg/L in the pulse-fed codigester at the end of its 48-hr oleate feed cycle...
March 31, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399273/house-flies-in-the-confined-cattle-environment-carry-non-o157-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli
#19
R Puri-Giri, A Ghosh, J L Thomson, L Zurek
Cattle manure is one of the primary larval developmental habitats of house flies, Musca domestica (L.). Cattle serve as asymptomatic reservoirs of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC), and bacteria are released into the environment in cattle feces. The USDA-FSIS declared seven STEC serogroups (O157, O26, O45, O103, O145, O121, and O111) as adulterants in beef products. In addition, the serogroup O104 was a culprit of a large outbreak in Germany in 2011. Our study aimed to assess the prevalence of seven non-O157 STEC (O26, O45, O145, O103, O121, O111, and O104) serogroups in adult house flies...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Medical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397517/lumpy-skin-disease-in-cattle-frequency-of-occurrence-in-a-dairy-farm-and-a-preliminary-assessment-of-its-possible-impact-on-egyptian-buffaloes
#20
Mahmoud M Elhaig, Abdelfattah Selim, Mohamed Mahmoud
Lumpy skin disease (LSD) is an endemic infectious disease of cattle in Egypt. This survey aimed to define the prevalence of clinical and sub-clinical LSD virus (LSDV) infection among cattle and investigate their contact with water buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) in order to improve the understanding of LSD epidemiology. Cattle and buffalo were examined owing to the appearance of skin lesions. Because clinical signs were consistent with LSDV infection, samples from cattle in a non-grazing dairy farm (n = 450) were submitted for LSDV testing together with those from the in-contact buffaloes (n = 100)...
March 28, 2017: Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research
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