Effects of a protein deficient diet and urea supplementation on lactating mares.

Martin R.G., McMeniman N.P. and Dowsett K.F. (1991) Effects of a protein deficient diet and urea supplementation on lactating mares.. Journal of reproduction and fertility. Supplement, 44 543-550.

Author Martin R.G.
McMeniman N.P.
Dowsett K.F.
Title Effects of a protein deficient diet and urea supplementation on lactating mares.
Journal name Journal of reproduction and fertility. Supplement   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0449-3087
Publication date 1991-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 44
Start page 543
End page 550
Total pages 8
Language eng
Subject 2700 Medicine
Abstract Six lactating mares were fed either a low protein diet or the same diet with added urea ad libitum over 71 days. The quantity consumed by the mares, milk intakes of their foals, milk composition, plasma urea nitrogen (PUN), mare liveweight changes and foal growth rates were measured. The mares were unable to consume sufficient quantities of either diet to meet their nitrogen requirements and all lost weight. Adding urea to the diet significantly increased PUN in mares and foals, raised urea concentrations in the milk, decreased the mares' feed intake and significantly increased their weight loss. Low concentrations of protein were measured in milk from mares on both diets. Milk intakes of all the foals were reduced and they showed poor growth rates.
Q-Index Code C1
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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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