Effect of dietary ascorbyl-2-phosphate on immune function after transport to a feeding facility.

@article{Tyler2003EffectOD,
  title={Effect of dietary ascorbyl-2-phosphate on immune function after transport to a feeding facility.},
  author={Peter J Tyler and Keith A. Cummins},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2003},
  volume={86 2},
  pages={622-9}
}
Effects of dietary ascorbyl-2-phosphate on immune function after a 210-km trip were measured in 18 Holstein heifers. After transport on d 0, 10 g of ascorbyl-2-phosphate each were added to the diets of 10 heifers, whereas eight heifers were fed a control diet. Plasma cortisol concentrations increased by an average of 25.6 microgram/ml on d 0 following transport, but by d 7 after transport had decreased to pretransport levels. Average daily gain was lower in heifers fed ascorbyl-2-phosphate from… CONTINUE READING