The protective effect of zinc sulphate in experimental sporidesmin intoxication of lactating dairy cows.

@article{Towers1978ThePE,
  title={The protective effect of zinc sulphate in experimental sporidesmin intoxication of lactating dairy cows.},
  author={Neale R. Towers and Barry L. Smith},
  journal={New Zealand veterinary journal},
  year={1978},
  volume={26 8},
  pages={
          199-202
        }
}
Abstract Zinc sulphate solution, administered concurrently with the mycotoxin sporidesmin, gave significant protection against the toxin. The protective effect was shown in maintained milk production and bodyweights, and in reduced liver damage as determined by serum enzyme (gamma-glutamyltransferase, ornithine carbamyltransferase) analysis and by subjective grading of the liver damage after slaughter. There was no overt facial eczema in either group but, in sporidesmin dosed cows not receiving… CONTINUE READING

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