|Rennó,Francisco Palma; Freitas Júnior,José Esler de; Gandra,Jefferson Rodrigues; Verdurico,Lenita Camargo; Santos,Marcos Veiga dos; Barletta,Rafael Villela; Venturelli,Beatriz Conte; Vilela,Flávio Garcia.|
|The objective of this study was to evaluate the utilization of different sources of unsaturated long-chain fatty acids in diets for dairy cows during the transition period and early lactation on the milk fatty acid profile and composition of the protein fraction. Thirty-six Holstein cows were divided into three groups, fed the following diets: control (C); soybean oil (SO); and calcium salts of long-chain unsaturated fatty acids (CS). The milk samples utilized for analysis were obtained weekly from parturition to twelve weeks of lactation; each one of the samples originated from two daily milkings. Milk composition and total nitrogen, non-protein nitrogen and non-casein nitrogen levels were analyzed. The cows receiving the diet with calcium salts had lower...|
||Palavras-chave: Calcium salts of fatty acids; Corn silage; Soybean oil.