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Table 3 Effect of energy density of close-up dry period diets on body condition score (BCS) and BW in Holstein cows

From: Effect of reduced energy density of close-up diets on dry matter intake, lactation performance and energy balance in multiparous Holstein cows

Item Dietary treatment1 SEM P-value
HD MD LD
BCS
  Initial BCS 3.54 3.52 3.54 0.06 0.93
  Wk −3 to −1 change 0.02 0.00 −0.04 0.02 0.27
  Wk 1 to 5 change −0.42 −0.34 −0.33 0.04 0.71
BW, kg
  Initial BW 632 647 659 8.11 0.42
  Wk −3 to −1 change 33.6 29.1 22.7 2.52 0.20
  Wk 1 to 3 change −32.1 −25.3 −27.4 3.25 0.73
  Wk 1 to 5 change −57.8 −49.6 −47.4 3.88 0.55
  1. 1HD high energy density diet, MD middle energy density diet, LD low energy density diet.