Jürgen M Gropp

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In the animal kingdom, species-specific differences with regard to the absorption of intact carotenoids are observed. The causes of these differences are not entirely understood. To investigate the absorption of selected carotenoids, 20 juvenile green iguanas (Iguana iguana) were fed a carotenoid deficient basal diet for 56 days. Thereafter, the iguanas(More)
The absorption of beta-carotene in pigs is limited. Nevertheless beta-carotene might positively affect reproduction. In this study the absorption and tissue distribution of beta-carotene as well as its function as precursor of vitamin A was investigated in gilts that were fed according to one of three dietary treatments: VA (4000 IU vitamin A), VA + VA(More)
BACKGROUND Tolerability and efficacy of the intestinal phosphate binder Lantharenol® (lanthanum carbonate octahydrate) were tested in two prospective, randomized and negative controlled laboratory studies with healthy adult cats fed commercial maintenance diets non-restricted in phosphorus. In the first study, the maximal tolerated dose was determined.(More)
The absorption, plasma transport, and tissue distribution of beta-carotene and vitamin A were studied in pigs after the oral administration of radiolabeled beta-carotene and retinol. Plasma radioactivity as well as retinol and beta-carotene were measured over a 24-h period, after which the pigs were killed. Plasma radioactivity increased within 4 h and 5 h(More)
In commercial pig fattening, copper is added to the feed in amounts that greatly exceed the requirements of the animals. On the one hand, this improves weight gain, but on the other, as we were able to recently prove, the retention of the heavy metal cadmium rises in the kidney, in the liver and in muscle. In a feeding experiment with female and male(More)
The pleuromutilin antibiotic tiamulin (TIA) is known to produce a variety of negative interactive effects when it is administered in combination with several anticoccidial ionophores. A 35-d growth study was performed in cages to evaluate the compatibility of TIA when it was administered concurrently with the poly-ether ionophore anticoccidial semduramicin(More)
Following a request from European Commission, the Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on the safety and efficacy of 25-hydroxycholecalciferol (E 670 a) as feed additive for poultry and pigs. This additive is already authorised for use without a time limit in chickens for(More)