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RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN LEAKY GUT, HEAT STRESS, AND MILK PRODUCTION IN DAIRY COWS

Institutions
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Start date
2020
End date
2023
Objective

Using a pair-feeding model to adjust for feed intake, high-producing dairy cows will be used in experiments to address two Specific Aims: 1) Determine how HS affects gut integrity, immune system function, and whole body AA utilization. 2) Demonstrate that supplementation of specific AA can amend negative effects of HS and improve whole body AA efficiency by balancing the effects of body AA release, gut integrity and function, immune system requirements, and milk production requirements.

Funding Source
Nat'l. Inst. of Food and Agriculture
Project source
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Project number
VA-Daniels1
Accession number
1021838
Categories
Sanitation and Quality Standards