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Table 1 Diet composition and estimated dry matter intake (DMI) of 10 dairy cows one month before expected calving, at calving, and one month after calving, expressed in kilograms of dry matter and in percentage (%) of the total diet.

From: Changes in some Blood Micronutrients, Leukocytes and Neutrophil Expression of Adhesion Molecules in Periparturient Dairy Cows

  Before calving At calving After calving
  Kg % Kg % kg %
Concentrate 1 12.5 4 36.4 14 58.3
Grass hay 01 0 01 0 1 4.2
Grass silage 7 87.5 7 63.6 9 37.5
DMI 8 100 11 100 24 100
  1. 1The cows had access to straw