Effects of Na-butyrate supplementation in milk formula on plasma concentrations of GH and insulin, and on rumen papilla development in calves.

@article{Kato2011EffectsON,
  title={Effects of Na-butyrate supplementation in milk formula on plasma concentrations of GH and insulin, and on rumen papilla development in calves.},
  author={Shin-ichi Kato and Katsuyoshi Sato and Haruka Chida and Sang-gun Roh and Shyuichi Ohwada and Shusuke Sato and Paul Guilloteau and Kazuo Katoh},
  journal={The Journal of endocrinology},
  year={2011},
  volume={211 3},
  pages={241-8}
}
Although the growth-promoting action of sodium-butyrate (Na-butyrate) used as a feed additive has been observed in calves and pigs, the precise mechanisms involved remain to be clarified. In this study, pre-weaning calves were given milk formula (MF) supplemented with butyrate for 6 weeks to investigate its effects on postprandial changes in the plasma concentrations of metabolic hormones, and, simultaneously, on growth performance, the weight of the digestive organs and rumen papilla… CONTINUE READING