Development of Ruminal and Fecal Microbiomes Are Affected by Weaning But Not Weaning Strategy in Dairy Calves

By Sarah J. Meale, Shucong Li, Paula Azevedo, Hooman Derakhshani, Jan C. Plaizier, Ehsan Khafipour, Michael A. Steele

Published on 03/05/2016

Weaning is considered the most stressful and significant transition experienced by dairy calves. This research analyzes the pre- and post-weaning ruminal and fecal microbiomes of Holstein dairy calves exposed to either gradual or abrupt weaning strategies.


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