Performance of young calves supplemented with vitamins c and e and beta-carotene

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Show simple item record Greenwood, R.H. Morrill, J.L Schwenke, J.R. 2011-05-05T21:57:29Z 2011-05-05T21:57:29Z 2011-05-05
dc.description.abstract Newborn Holstein calves were used to investigate responses to supplemental antioxidants provided in daily milk allotments. Treated calves assigned to receive daily 100 IU of d-alpha tocopherol (vitamin E), 5 mg of beta-carotene, and 500 mg of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) in a 5-ml carrier. Control calves received the carrier alone. Additional vitamins C and E and beta carotene did not affect weaning age, weekly or total body weight gain, or dry feed intake. Supplementation of these antioxidants affected bull and heifer calves scour scores differently at different birth weights. Antioxidant supplementation increased the severity of scours during the first week for bull and heifer calves and the second week for bull calves but decreased the severity for heifer calves during the second week. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Dairy Day, 1996 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 97-115-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 771 en_US
dc.subject Antioxidants en_US
dc.subject Calf Performance en_US
dc.subject Scours scores en_US
dc.title Performance of young calves supplemented with vitamins c and e and beta-carotene en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US 1996 en_US
dc.citation.epage 32 en_US
dc.citation.spage 30 en_US
dc.description.conference Dairy Day, 1996, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 1996

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