Maternal undernutrition: Effects depend on timing

Maternal undernutrition: Effects depend on timing

Bill Beal

Angus Journal

Undernutrition of cows during pregnancy is most often reflected in lower birth weights of their calves and greater susceptibility of calves to calfhood diseases. Depending on when nutrient restriction occurs, however, the effects of maternal undernutrition may be less direct or occur later in the life of the calf.

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