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Colostrum quality in Belgian blue beef cattle and its association with helminth infections

B Werbrouck, Marcel Van Aert UGent and Johannes Charlier UGent (2010) VLAAMS DIERGENEESKUNDIG TIJDSCHRIFT. 79(3). p.199-206
abstract
This article describes the assessment of immunoglobuline (Ig) G concentration in the colostrum of Belgian blue beef cows and an investigation of its association with serological status against helminth infections (i.e. Ostertagia ostertagi and Fasciola hepatica). In the discussion, we go more deeply into cow-related factors and environmental factors that are known to influence the bovine colostrum quality. Colostral Ig G concentrations were measured in 103 cows and showed great variation: the majority of the colostra studied had a low (<= 25 mg/ml; 36%) or moderate (2650 me/ml; 31%) concentration, and only 33% had a concentration which is considered to represent a colostrum of high quality (> 50 mg/ml). This variation was not significantly related to the serological status against helminth infections. Factors with known influence on bovine colostrum quality can be divided into cow-related factors (age, genetics, disease), seasonal factors, climate factors and management factors (lactation and dry-off management, feed, temperature and administration of hormones and vaccines). Knowledge of these factors can be used to improve colostrum management in cattle farms.
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alternative title
Colostrumkwaliteit bij het Belgisch witblauwe rund en onderzoek naar het verband met helminthinfecties
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journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
LATE PREGNANCY, MAMMARY-GLAND, DAIRY-COWS, IMMUNOGLOBULIN CONCENTRATION, IGG CONCENTRATION, OSTERTAGIA-OSTERTAGI, BOVINE COLOSTRUM, NEWBORN CALVES, PASSIVE-IMMUNITY, HOLSTEIN COWS
journal title
VLAAMS DIERGENEESKUNDIG TIJDSCHRIFT
Vlaams Diergen.skund. Tijds.
volume
79
issue
3
pages
199 - 206
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Article
Web of Science id
000279176000005
JCR category
VETERINARY SCIENCES
JCR impact factor
0.291 (2010)
JCR rank
109/145 (2010)
JCR quartile
4 (2010)
ISSN
0303-9021
language
Dutch
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yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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1151896
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1151896
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2011-02-15 14:45:51
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2011-03-17 15:05:15
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  author       = {Werbrouck, B and Van Aert, Marcel and Charlier, Johannes},
  issn         = {0303-9021},
  journal      = {VLAAMS DIERGENEESKUNDIG TIJDSCHRIFT},
  keyword      = {LATE PREGNANCY,MAMMARY-GLAND,DAIRY-COWS,IMMUNOGLOBULIN CONCENTRATION,IGG CONCENTRATION,OSTERTAGIA-OSTERTAGI,BOVINE COLOSTRUM,NEWBORN CALVES,PASSIVE-IMMUNITY,HOLSTEIN COWS},
  language     = {dut},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {199--206},
  title        = {Colostrum quality in Belgian blue beef cattle and its association with helminth infections},
  volume       = {79},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
Werbrouck, B, Marcel Van Aert, and Johannes Charlier. 2010. “Colostrum Quality in Belgian Blue Beef Cattle and Its Association with Helminth Infections.” Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift 79 (3): 199–206.
APA
Werbrouck, B, Van Aert, M., & Charlier, J. (2010). Colostrum quality in Belgian blue beef cattle and its association with helminth infections. VLAAMS DIERGENEESKUNDIG TIJDSCHRIFT, 79(3), 199–206.
Vancouver
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Werbrouck B, Van Aert M, Charlier J. Colostrum quality in Belgian blue beef cattle and its association with helminth infections. VLAAMS DIERGENEESKUNDIG TIJDSCHRIFT. 2010;79(3):199–206.
MLA
Werbrouck, B, Marcel Van Aert, and Johannes Charlier. “Colostrum Quality in Belgian Blue Beef Cattle and Its Association with Helminth Infections.” VLAAMS DIERGENEESKUNDIG TIJDSCHRIFT 79.3 (2010): 199–206. Print.