publication . Article . 2014

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

Soňa Šlosárková; Petr Fleischer; Oldřich Pěnkava; Miloslav Skřivánek;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2014 Journal: Acta Veterinaria Brno (issn: 0001-7213, eissn: 1801-7576, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Brno
<jats:p>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 once. Serum concentrations of total protein, albumin, zinc sulphate turbidity units and γ-glutamyltransferase activity were analysed by photometry methods. The samples were divided according to concentrations of total protein and zinc sulphate turbidity units, and the age of calves. These groups were compared using nonparametric tests. The samples had good mean values (total protein 63.5 g·l...
free text keywords: cattle, failure of passive transfer, total protein, zinc sulphate turbidity, immunoglobulins, γ-glutamyltransferase, Veterinary medicine, SF600-1100, General Veterinary, Turbidity, Low total protein, Zinc, chemistry.chemical_element, chemistry, Colostrum, Immunity, Albumin, Biochemistry, Biology
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publication . Article . 2014

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

Soňa Šlosárková; Petr Fleischer; Oldřich Pěnkava; Miloslav Skřivánek;