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Preventing Fatty Liver Through Use Of High-Straw Low-Energy Diets During The Dry Period
by Bruce F. Richards, Nicole A. Janovick, Kasey M. Moyes, Akbar Nikkhah, and James K. Drackley


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  • Energy intake can be limited prepartum by including chopped straw in total mixed rations fed free choice to dairy cows.
  • Feeding moderate energy diets during the dry period increases body weight gain, and increases body condition loss after calving.
  • Overfeeding cows prepartum increases fat accumulation in the liver after calving.
  • A two-phase program during the dry period (far-off and close-up diets) provided little advantage over a single-group high-straw, low-energy diet.

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