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AN271: Improving Dairy Cow Metabolism through Safflower Oil Supplementation

Figure 2. Plasma insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I, top) and progesterone (bottom) concentrations of postpartum Holstein cows fed three sources of fat. Cows fed a safflower oil-supplemented diet (SFO) had greater blood IGF-I and progesterone concentrations by week 6 postpartum than those consuming the trans (tFA) or saturated fatty acid (SFA) supplements.