Phosphorus metabolism in dairy cattle : literature study on recent developments and gaps in knowledge

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Abstract

Goal of this literature study is to define the uncertainties related to P requirement models and ways to make them more precise and more reliable than current systems and to find biomarkers to monitor P balance in living animals. Milk P is an important factor in P balance, and concentration may vary between individual cows. Bone represents a large P reserve and can have a profound impact on cow P balance and plasma P regulation. Plasma P concentration is still the most commonly used diagnostic measurement available to judge the P status of an animal, with all restrictions for good interpretation; new biomarkers defining P status are needed. Further research into mechanisms and quantification of the is needed to improve our understanding of P metabolism.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
Number of pages36
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameLivestock Research rapport
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
No.910

Keywords

  • dairy cattle
  • phosphorus
  • nutrient requirements
  • animal nutrition
  • metabolism

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