Huizeng Sun

Huizeng Sun
University of Alberta | UAlberta · Department of Agricultural, Food, and Nutritional Science

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Abstract Background Mammary health is important for transition dairy cows and has been well recognized to exert decisive effects on animal welfare. However, the factors influencing mammary health are still unclear. Differential somatic cell count (DSCC) could reflect the mastitis risk since it is the percentage of neutrophils plus lymphocytes in to...
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Increasing the efficiency and sustainability of cattle production is an effective way to produce valuable animal proteins for a growing human population. Genetics and nutrition are the 2 major research topics in selecting cattle with beneficial phenotypes and developing genetic potentials for improved performance. There is an inextricable link betw...
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Background Rumen microbial composition and functions have vital roles in feed digestion and fermentation and are linked to feed efficiency in cattle. This study selected Holstein cows, which are high in both milk protein content and milk yield, to analyse the relationship between the rumen microbiota and residual feed intake (RFI). Eighteen multipa...
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Cereal straw, a human inedible crop byproduct, can be used as a roughage source in ruminants. However, the nutrition density and palatability are very low, limiting its efficient utilization in animal production. This review aims to systematically provide an overview of the limitations of cereal straws, which is crucial for developing new strategie...
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The main objective of our current study was evaluating the effects of NFC supplementation and forage type on rumen microbiota and metabolism, by comparing microbial structures and composition among samples collected from cows fed AH (alfalfa-based diet), H-NFC (CS-based diet with high NFC) and L-NFC (CS-based diet with low NFC) diets. Our results s...
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Our objective was to evaluate the effect of colostrum feeding times on genome-wide gene expression of neonatal calves. In total, twenty-seven calves were assigned to three colostrum feeding treatments: within 45 min (TRT0h, n = 9), 6 h (TRT6h, n = 9) and 12 h (TRT12h, n = 9). Ileum tissues were collected at 51 h and transcriptomic analysis was cond...
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Because of climate change, heat stress (HS) causes more and more impacts on dairy animals to decrease lactation performance. The neuroendocrine system is key in regulating systemic physiological processes and milk synthesis. However, the hypothalamic-pituitary axis response to HS is still unclear. In this study, a group of lactating mice underwent...
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This study revealed the rumen bacteriome from a large dairy cattle cohort ( n = 334) raised under the same management and showed the linkages among the rumen core and pan bacteriomes, rumen short-chain fatty acids, and milk production phenotypes. The findings from this study suggest that the pan rumen bacteriome, together with the core bacteriome,...
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Biological significance: This study reports the application of serum metabolomics to identify biomarkers related to MPY and to reveal the biological pathways affecting milk protein synthesis. Three novel serum biomarkers were discovered to reflect the MPY variation of dairy cows, which may be useful in quality control in dairy cow production and f...
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The present study aimed to identify metabolic signature changes of the arteriovenous metabolome and the new metabolites that involved in mammary biological process during milk synthesis. GC/MS-based metabolomics profiling of arteriovenous plasma from 30 lactating dairy cows fed three diets identified a total of 144 metabolites. Phenylalanine and ty...
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Background Alfalfa hay and corn stover are different type of forages which can significantly impact a cow’s lactation performance, but the underlying metabolic mechanism has been poorly studied. We used biomarker and pathway analyses to characterize related biomarkers and pathways based on urine metabolomics data from different forage treatments. U...
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This experiment assessed the utilization of amino acids (AA) by the mammary gland of cows when diets are changed from an alfalfa hay-based diet (AH) to cereal straw-based diets using corn stover (CS) or rice straw (RS). Thirty multiparous Holstein dairy cows were selected and randomly assigned to 1 of 3 treatments (n. = 10). After 13 weeks' feeding...
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In this study, we investigated the molecular regulatory mechanisms of milk protein production in dairy cows by studying the miRNAomes of five key metabolic tissues involved in protein synthesis and metabolism from dairy cows fed high- and low-quality diets. In total, 340, 338, 337, 330, and 328 miRNAs were expressed in the rumen, duodenum, jejunum,...
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The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of reducing dietary phosphorus (P) on the frame size, udder traits, blood parameters and nutrient digestibility coefficient in 8- to 10-month-old Holstein heifers. Forty-five heifers were divided into 15 blocks according to the mo of age and were randomly assigned one of three dietary treat...
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Twelve multiparous Holstein dairy cows in mid-lactation were selected for a replicated 4×4 Latin square design with a 2 ×2 factorial arrangement to investigate the effects of corn and soybean meal (SBM) types on rumen fermentation, N metabolism and lactation performance in dairy cows. Two types of corn (dry ground [DGC] and steam-flaked corn [SFC])...
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The fundamental understanding of the mechanisms regulating milk protein synthesis is limited. This study aimed to elucidate the metabolic mechanisms of milk production affected by forage quality through studying metabolites from four biofluids (rumen fluid, milk, serum and urine) collected from 16 lactating cows fed alfalfa hay (AH, high-quality, n...

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