Premature Lactation in Exported Dairy Cattle

LiveCorp - Prepared by: PD Mansell, DS Beggs, TF Jubb, MFS Pyman & AD Fisher

Type: Report
Knowledge level: Intermediate

This report outlines:

  • Problem of Premature Lactation in Exported Dairy Heifers
  • Consequences of Premature Lactation
  • Targeted Surveys and Consultation with Experts
  • Current Knowledge about Lactation
  • Lactation in Normal Cattle
  • Induction of Lactation
  • Current Knowledge about Premature Lactation
  • Cattle
  • Other Species
  • Zearalenone
  • Geographic Distribution
  • Metabolism of Zearalenone
  • Toxicity of Zearalenone
  • Effect on the Endocrine System
  • Proper Risk Factors

Figure 1. Number and value of dairy heifers exported from Australia 2003 – 2010
(Source: Australian Dairy Farmers Ltd)

2012 - Australia - LiveCorp - Prepared by: PD Mansell, DS Beggs, TF Jubb, MFS Pyman & AD Fisher
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