Allosucling in cattle: Gain or compensation?

VÍCHOVÁ, Jitka a BARTOŠ, Luděk. Allosucling in cattle: Gain or compensation?. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2005, 94, 223-235. ISSN 0168-1591.
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The experiment studying allosuckling in cattle demonstrated that calves frequently sucked non-maternal dams most likely compensated for some deficiency, such as low birth weight or nutritional deficiency. The allosuckling did not have a negative effect on the growth of progeny of the allonursing dams.