prepartum

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prepartum

[-pär′təm]
before childbirth.

prepartum

just before parturition.

prepartum milking
milking of cows for a week or so before calving to reduce pressure in the udder and prevent development of udder edema, or to stimulate parathyroid activity and reduce chance of milk fever occurring. Has the disadvantage of reducing the colostral antibodies available for the calf.
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Prepartum milking of the buffalo involved conditioning followed by active milking of the stored prepartum secretions then stripping of the available secretions.
This indicates that buffalo cows did not respond to prepartum milking as what has been reported in dairy cattle but with a same variation.
This result is in consistent with what Convey [21] has reviewed that lactose in milk from cows subjected to prepartum milking increased from 10 days prepartum through parturition.
The response of mammary gland to prepartum milking varied between animals from moderate to no secretion.
Prepartum and peripartum changes in yields and constituents of mammary secretions and effects of different prepartum milking schemes.
Effects of prepartum milking on milk production and health performance.
Effects of unilateral prepartum milking on concentrations of immunoglobulin G1 and prolactin in colostrum.
Effects of prepartum milking on dry matter intake, liver triglyceride, and plasma constituents.
Prepartum milking of heifers influences future production and health.
Short communication: Effects of prepartum milking on dry matter intake, liver triglyceride, and plasma constituents.