Serum folates in young dairy heifers.

1. In the first trial, hourly blood samples were drawn during the light period (06.30-20.30 hours) from thirty-four dairy heifers in two groups of different ages. 2. Concentrations of serum folates were 8.2 (SE 0.1) ng/ml at the age of 18.2 (SE 0.6) d and 14.8 (SE 0.2) ng/ml at 120.7 (SE 2.9) d (P less than or equal to 0.001). 3. In the second trial, forty… (More)