Plasma diamine oxidase: a biomarker of copper deficiency in the bovine.

@article{Legleiter2007PlasmaDO,
  title={Plasma diamine oxidase: a biomarker of copper deficiency in the bovine.},
  author={Leon R Legleiter and Jerry Spears},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2007},
  volume={85 9},
  pages={2198-204}
}
This study was designed to test the efficacy of plasma diamine oxidase (DAO) activity as a biomarker of Cu deficiency in the bovine. Angus steers (n = 11) and heifers (n = 17) were assigned to 1 of 3 treatments: 1) control (adequate dietary Cu), 2) Cu-deficient (-Cu), and 3) Cu-deficient plus high dietary Mn (-Cu+Mn), and fed from weaning through finishing. Molybdenum (2 mg/kg of DM) was supplemented to treatments -Cu and -Cu+Mn to induce Cu deficiency via the formation of ruminal… CONTINUE READING