An extensive amount of data is presented on the growth in weight of the dairy cow from 2 to 17 years of age, covering practically the entire duration of life. The data show that after the age of 2 years the rate of growth declines in a non-cyclic manner. The course of decline in growth follows the course of decline of a monomolecular chemical reaction; that is, the percentage decline in growth with age is constant.
THE RATE OF GROWTH OF THE DAIRY COW : II. GROWTH IN WEIGHT AFTER THE AGE OF TWO YEARS.
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Samuel Brody, Arthur C. Ragsdale, Charles W. Turner; THE RATE OF GROWTH OF THE DAIRY COW : II. GROWTH IN WEIGHT AFTER THE AGE OF TWO YEARS. . J Gen Physiol 20 March 1923; 5 (4): 445–449. doi: https://doi.org/10.1085/jgp.5.4.445
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