Diurnal patterns of the concentrations of cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose, nonprotein nitrogen and urea in the serum of veal calves fed a milk replacer supplemented with cholesterol.


Veal calves (aged about 9 weeks; three animals per group) were fed twice a day liquid diets containing 60% skim milk powder and 20% crude fat (w/w) for 7.5 weeks. Addition of 1% cholesterol to the diet, at the expense of fat, caused a 70% increase in the level of serum cholesterol. Both in the control and cholesterol-fed calves, no diurnal rhythm in the… (More)


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