Droogstand in beweging : effect van beweging in de droogstand op gezondheid van melkkoeien

R.M.A. Goselink, F.A.J. Lenssinck, M.G.M. de Bree, E.J.B. Bleumer

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Increasing daily activity of dairy cattle during the dry period by physical exercise can induce fat metabolism in an early stage before calving. This metabolic stimulation contributes to the adaptation of dairy cow metabolism to the high level of activity needed for milk production postpartum. Physical exercise during the dry period does not result in a higher milk yield after calving, but can reduce the risk for metabolic disorders like ketosis and fatty liver disease, especially in dairy cows that have a high body condition score at dry-off.
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
Number of pages28
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameRapport / Wageningen UR Livestock Research
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
ISSN (Print)1570-8616


  • dairy cows
  • dairy farming
  • milk production
  • dry period
  • metabolism
  • animal welfare
  • cattle husbandry

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