|Title||The effects of dry period length on udder health, metabolic status and lactation persistency|
|Author(s)||Hoeij, Renny van|
|Source||The effects of dry period length on udder health, metabolic status and lactation persistency, M2 Magazine, 2018-10-09, https://m2-magazine.org/the-effects-of-dry-period-length-on-udder-health-metabolic-status-and-lactation-persistency/?mc_cid=da88c432eb&mc_eid=089ec45c18|
|Publication type||Media appearance|
The effects of dry period length on post-partum udder health are still ambiguous possibly partly because in many studies dry period (DP) length and the use of dry cow antibiotics were confounded. Recently, the preventive use of antimicrobials in the EU has been restricted. To our knowledge, no study had evaluated the effects of DP length without the use of dry cow antibiotics on udder health. Furthermore, we hypothesized that prepartum cow characteristics could determine postpartum udder health after different DP lengths.