Journal article

Skeletal health, redox balance and gastrointestinal functionality in dairy cows: connecting bugs and bones

Pietro Celi, Maik Kindermann, Luis FM Tamassia, Nicola Walker

Journal of Dairy Research | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2020

Abstract

AbstractThis research reflection examines the physiological links between redox balance, skeletal health and gastrointestinal functionality in dairy cows. With the increase in demand of animal products caused by the growth in human population, the dairy industry needs to develop and implement innovative strategies which are profitable, sustainable and cow friendly. Redox balance, skeletal heath and gastrointestinal functionality are three key physiological systems that are often seen as independent entities. In this research reflection we intend to stress that the antioxidant system, bone health and the microbiome are intimately intertwined. Antioxidants are crucial for the maintenance of re..

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