The development of a methodology for ruminal and colon tissue biopsying of young Holstein dairy calves

By J.K. van Niekerk, M. Middeldorp, M.A. Steele

Published on 09/05/2018

Tissue collection of the same animal throughout time can help the research community investigate the effect of weaning regimens, feed rations and age on the structure and function of the gastrointestinal tract. This study helps develop a methodology for biopsying the rumen and colon in ruminant animals.


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