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- Earley, Bernadette, et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Journal of animal science and biotechnology 2019 v.10 no.1 pp. 7
- Holstein; artificial rearing; beta-glucans; blood serum; body weight; calves; concanavalin A; dairy bulls; drinking; feeding behavior; fish oils; haptoglobins; immune response; interferon-gamma; metabolites; milk; milk replacer; omega-3 fatty acids; osmolality; pastures; phytohemagglutinin; plant extracts; polyunsaturated fatty acids; voluntary intake; weaning
- ... BACKGROUND: Previous research in both calves and other species has suggested n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) and β-glucans may have positive effects on immune function. This experiment measured performance, behaviour, metabolite and immunological responses to pre-weaning supplementation of dairy bull calves with n-3 PUFA in the form of fish oil and β-glucans derived from seaweed extract. 44 ...