L-Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) supplementation to optimize health and reproduction in cattle

  title={L-Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) supplementation to optimize health and reproduction in cattle},
  author={Rajiv Ranjan and Amit Ranjan and G. S. Dhaliwal and R. C. Patra},
  journal={Veterinary Quarterly},
  pages={145 - 150}
Cattle can synthesize L-ascorbic acid (or Vitamin C) from either D-glucose or D-galactose through glucuronic acid pathway in the liver. L-Ascorbic acid present in cattle diet is almost totally destroyed by rumen microorganisms making them essentially dependent on its endogenous synthesis, which is assumed sufficient to meet the physiological requirement. Therefore, the role of vitamin C in cattle health and disease has remained widely overlooked. However, there is mounting evidence that the… 
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