Metabolism of vitamin K and influence on prothrombin time in milk-fed preruminant calves.


The metabolism of vitamin K was studied in 66 preruminant veal calves that were fed supplemental menadione sodium bisulfite complex or phylloquinone. Menadione sodium bisulfite complex was converted by intestinal microorganisms to menaquinone-4 and absorbed and stored in the liver as menaquinone-4. Phylloquinone was absorbed unchanged. Production of… (More)