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Lactation in Farm Animals

Biology, Physiological Basis, Nutritional Requirements, and Modelization

Greater knowledge of lactation allows us to alter environmental, nutritional, and milking procedures, or general management to maximize production. This book, focusing on lactation in farm animals (biology, physiological basis, nutritional requirements, and modelization), presents invited papers from internationally recognized scientists. This volume contains seven chapters covering the key topics related to milk production and lactation biology and physiology. The authors show that animals raised on a well-controlled nutrition regimen may have significant enhancement of succeeding lactations. Furthermore, the usefulness of a milk yield prediction system depends upon how accurately it can predict daily milking patterns and its ability to adjust to factors affecting supply. Milk yield prediction models have proven helpful for genetic analysis and for bio-economic modeling. On the whole, this book serves as an inspirational basis for both scientists and farmers.

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Lactation in Farm AnimalsBiology, Physiological Basis, Nutritional Requirements, and ModelizationEdited by Naceur M'Hamdi

Published: January 22nd 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.78900

ISBN: 978-1-78984-547-1

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-546-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83968-560-6

Copyright year: 2020

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5353 Total Chapter Downloads

7 Crossref Citations

1 Web of Science Citations

13 Dimensions Citations


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1. Lactation Strategies and Milk Composition in Pinnipeds

By Federico German Riet Sapriza


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2. Lactation Performance of Small Ruminants in the Maghreb Region

By Mohamed Chniter, Cyrine Darej, Imen Belhadj Slimen and Wiem Chouchene


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3. Nutrition for Lactation of Dairy Sheep

By Houcine Selmi, Amani Bahri and Hamadi Rouissi


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4. Probiotic Supplement Improves the Health Status and Lactation Performance in Dairy Animals

By Shakira Ghazanfar, Aayesha Riaz, Muhammad Naeem Tahir, Saad Maqbool, Ghulam Muhammad Ali, Fatima Tariq and Irum Arif


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5. Relationship between Body Condition Score, Milk Yield, Reproduction, and Biochemical Parameters in Dairy Cows

By Wissal Souissi and Rachid Bouraoui


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6. Mathematical Modeling of Lactation Curves: A Review of Parametric Models

By Mahdi Bouallegue and Naceur M’Hamdi


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7. Optimization of Milking Frequency in Dairy Ruminants

By Moez Ayadi


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