Fetal Programming Enhances Development of Calves

Fetal Programming Enhances Development of Calves

Stephen B. Blezinger, Ph.D., PAS

Cattle Today

Common sense tells us that when the cow becomes pregnant, some of the nutrients she consumes at that time will be used by the developing calf from the very beginning. If you have never considered this concept n your cattle, consider this; when a woman becomes pregnant one of the first thing her doctor will do is prescribe a prenatal vitamin and mineral supplement, tells her to cease intake of nicotine or alcohol and to begin watching her diet closely to be sure she is eating correctly.

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