Effects of lactoferrin feeding on growth, feed intake and health of calves.

@article{Prenner2007EffectsOL,
  title={Effects of lactoferrin feeding on growth, feed intake and health of calves.},
  author={Maria L Prenner and Christian Prgomet and Helga Sauerwein and Michael W. Pfaffl and Jiř{\'i} Bro{\vz} and Frieder J Schwarz},
  journal={Archives of animal nutrition},
  year={2007},
  volume={61 1},
  pages={20-30}
}
Lactoferrin (LF) exhibits a broad spectrum of anti-microbial properties and may have regulatory functions in the immune system. In the present study, 40 calves (20 males, 20 females) were used to examine the effects of supplemental bovine LF added to colostrum and milk replacer (at 0.16%) on health, weight development and feed intake during a 70-day experimental period. The calves were allocated to a treatment group (n = 20) and a control group (n = 20); the groups were balanced in terms of sex… CONTINUE READING