INFLUENCE OF COLOSTRUM INTAKE ON ENDOCRINE AND METABOLIC PROFILE OF BOVINE NEONATES - A REVIEW

Article Id: ARCC573 | Page : 135 - 142
Citation :- INFLUENCE OF COLOSTRUM INTAKE ON ENDOCRINE AND METABOLIC PROFILE OF BOVINE NEONATES - A REVIEW.Agricultural Reviews.2012.(33):135 - 142
A.K. Singh*, S. Pandita , R.C. Upadhyay, R. Kushwaha1, G. Chandra, Z.A. Pampoori, M.M. Vaidya, J. Choudhary and N. Chaudhary dranil02@gmail.com
Address : Dairy Cattle Physiology Division, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal-132001, India

Abstract

Bovine colostrum contains various essential nutrients, antibodies, hormones and growth factors that are important for nutrient supply, host defense, growth and general neonatal adaptation. Colostrum contains more protein, immunoglobulins, nonprotein nitrogen, fat, ash, vitamins, and minerals than milk. Because some vitamins do not cross the placental barrier, colostrum is the primary source of these nutrients for the calf after birth. Various metabolic and endocrine traits are influenced by colostrum intake, quality and the duration of colostrum feeding. Many blood constituents rapidly changing in neonate due to colostrum intake, which could be interpreted as abnormal. So extreme caution must be exercised when interpreting typical clinical chemistry components from young calves. This review focuses on the endocrine and metabolic changes in the neonates that influenced by colostrum intake.

Keywords

Colostrum Endocrine status Metabolic profile Neonatal calves.

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