Understand rumen tissue changes

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The transition from dry cow to lactating cow is a time of both dietary and metabolic change.

“We are well aware of the dietary concerns during this period – dry matter intake, energy consumption, mineral and vitamin levels, as well as the abrupt diet change to a lactation ration,” says Kurt Cotanch with the W.H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute in Chazy, N.Y.

However, changes also are required of the rumen epithelium, that is, the layers of tissue that make up the rumen wall.

In the April 2012 Miner Institute Farm Report, Cotanch discusses the epithelium’s adaptive responses to dietary changes during the transition period, as well as epithelial health when cows go off feed in early lactation.

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Source: April 2012 Miner Institute Farm Report



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