Water Turnover in Cattle

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Science  15 May 1964:
Vol. 144, Issue 3620, pp. 876-878
DOI: 10.1126/science.144.3620.876


The half-life of the body water pool in cattle is unusually short, relative to their body size. The short half-life is not due to milk formation, since the same result is observed in nonlactating cattle as in cattle producing 23 kg (50 lb) of milk per day.