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occurring before childbirth, with reference to the mother. Spelled also ante partum. Called also antepartal and prepartal.
antepartum/postpartum before or after childbirth; in the problem classification scheme of the omaha system this is defined as a client problem in the physiologic domain.
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Prepartal wheat grain feeding improves energy and calcium status of periparturient Holstein heifers.
Addition of chloride to a prepartal diet high in cations increase 1,25--dihydroxyvitamin D response to hypocalcemia preventing milk fever.
Prepartal plane of nutrition, regardless of dietary energy source, affect periparturient metabolism and dry matter intake in Holstein cows.