Hematological, metabolic, and endocrine effects of feeding vitamin A and lactoferrin in neonatal calves.

@article{Muri2005HematologicalMA,
  title={Hematological, metabolic, and endocrine effects of feeding vitamin A and lactoferrin in neonatal calves.},
  author={C Muri and T Schottstedt and Harald M Hammon and Evelyne Meyer and J{\"u}rg W. Blum},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2005},
  volume={88 3},
  pages={1062-77}
}
There are reports of important interactions among vitamin A, lactoferrin (Lf), and components of the insulin-like growth factor (IGF) system. Newborn calves are deficient in vitamin A and have a low Lf status. Colostrum contains vitamin A, Lf, and members of the IGF system, including IGF binding proteins (IGFBP), and these compounds may exert mutual interactions in neonatal calves. Effects of feeding different amounts of vitamin A and Lf on hematological, metabolic, and endocrine traits during… CONTINUE READING