At the annual meeting of the ADSA in Pittsburg (Pennsylvania, 25-28 June 2017), Phytosynthese presented a study about the effects of plant extracts on the start of lactation for Holstein cows. The poster presented was entitled: “effect of top dressing plant extract on early lactating Holstein cows: milk yield, milk composition, plasma lipomobilization indicators and body condition score”.
The 2017 edition of the ADSA annual meeting brought together dairy sector scientists and experts from across the globe (America, Europe, Asia…) for numerous conferences, round table discussions, workshops and symposiums, not forgetting the posters and oral presentations of participants. The event was an opportunity for professional networking in the dairy world and to share experiences and exchange on research topics (such as inflammation and oxidative stress around calving and its consequences). Regular attendance at this type of event gives an important insight into the topics of interest to other participants and exhibitors, but also provides new leads for future research.
The objective of the study presented at ADSA was to evaluate the effects of a mixture of plant extracts and essential oils on the improvement of milk performance at the beginning of lactation, as well as the mobilization of body condition and blood parameters and their consequences on reproduction. This in vivo study strengthens our knowledge of the modes of action of plants extracts and essential oils on the rumen metabolism.