Therapeutic effects of simultaneous use of glucose and insulin in ketotic dairy cows.

@article{Sakai1993TherapeuticEO,
  title={Therapeutic effects of simultaneous use of glucose and insulin in ketotic dairy cows.},
  author={Toshiyuki Sakai and Toshiyuki Hayakawa and Motoko Hamakawa and Kazuhiro Ogura and Shuji Kubo},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={1993},
  volume={76 1},
  pages={109-14}
}
A glucose tolerance test was carried out on 8 ketotic dairy cows and 5 healthy dairy cows after injection of 500 ml of 50% glucose solution into the jugular vein. The blood insulin concentration increased from 6.3 microU/ml before glucose injection to 62.5 microU/ml after injection in the healthy group and from 3.0 to 22.9 microU/ml in the ketotic group. Insulin concentration before glucose injection was lower, and its increase after glucose injection was smaller, in the ketotic group. Five… CONTINUE READING