The assessment of colostral immunity in dairy calves based on serum biochemical indicators and their relationships

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Soňa Šlosárková; Petr Fleischer; Oldřich Pěnkava; Miloslav Skřivánek;
  • Publisher: University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Brno
  • Journal: Acta Veterinaria Brno (issn: 0001-7213, eissn: 1801-7576)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.2754/avb201483020151
  • Subject: cattle | failure of passive transfer | total protein | zinc sulphate turbidity | immunoglobulins | γ-glutamyltransferase | Veterinary medicine | SF600-1100

Passive transfer of immunity in dairy calves is routinely monitored in North America. This study analyzes such type of biochemistry monitoring in 591 calves (Holstein, Fleckvieh) from 19 large farms in the Czech Republic. All calves, aged 1–6 days, were blood sampled on... View more
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