Propylene glycol or monensin on diets of dairy cows during the transition period udder health, milk yield and composition

SaFortes,R.V.; Artunduaga,M.A.T.; Carvalho,A.U.; Coelho,S.G.; Reis,R.B.; Lana,A.M.Q.

Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinaria e Zootecnia 60(1): 179-184


ISSN/ISBN: 0102-0935
DOI: 10.1590/s0102-09352008000100025
Accession: 032995549

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The influence of the addition of propylene glycol or monensin to diets of dairy cows during the transition period on milk production and milk composition was studied. A total of 42 multiparous Holstein cows with an average milk production of 8000 kg in the previous lactation were distributed in a completely randomized design and were divided into seven groups receiving either control diets or diets with 30 ppm of monensin or 300 ml of propylene glycol during the transition period.