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Effect of oral α-tocopherol and zinc on plasma status, IGF-I levels, weight gain and immune response in young calves

J. Sehested 1  ,  
C. Jørgensen 1,  
S. K. Jensen 1,  
P. Koch 2,  
G. Jungersen 3,  
 
1
Department of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Research Centre Foulum, P.O. Box 50, DK-8830 Tjele, Denmark
2
Department of Animal Science, Internal Medicine, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Dyrlaegevej 88, DK-1870 Frederiksberg C, Denmark
3
Department of Veterinary Diagnostics and Research, Danish Institute for Food and Veterinary Research, Bülowsvej 27, DK-1790 Copenhagen V, Denmark
J. Anim. Feed Sci. 2004;13(Suppl. 1):609–612
Publish date: 2004-08-30
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ABSTRACT
Thirty newborn calves were supplemented with α-tocopherol (vit. E) (n=10), zinc (Zn) (n=10) or nothing (control) (n=10) for 8 weeks. All calves were vaccinated against tetanus at week 5. Plasma Zn and α-tocopherol were significantly increased in the Zn and vit. E groups, respectively. Plasma IGF-I levels generally increased from birth to week 8, but were not affected by Zn or vit. E. Daily weight gain was highest in the Zn group, but this was not related to an increased IGF-I level. The vit. E group responded earlier than the Zn and control groups to the tetanus vaccination.
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR
J. Sehested   
Department of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Research Centre Foulum, P.O. Box 50, DK-8830 Tjele, Denmark
 
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