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Effects of irradiated sow colostrum on some biochemical and haematological measurements in newborn piglets

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Abstract

Some biochemical and haematological variables were measured in piglets during the first 48 hours after birth. The piglets were reared either by the sow, or bottle-fed with colostrum (either natural or sterilised by irradiation), or a commercial milk replacer. Mean haemoglobin concentrations, packed cell volumes and erythrocyte counts decreased by approximately 45 per cent in all the groups between birth and 48 hours, but leucocyte counts increased more markedly in the colostrum-fed groups. All the colostrum-fed groups showed rapid increases in serum total protein concentrations which were almost entirely due to increases in gamma globulin concentrations. There was no difference in this respect between natural colostrum and colostrum sterilised by irradiation with 500 Krad of gamma rays. Colostrum sterilised by irradiation can protect piglets against infectious agents and simplify the rearing of piglets under specific pathogen free conditions.
Publication Date:
Nov 01, 1986
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
GBN-87-001216; EDB-88-011979
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Res. Vet. Sci.; (United Kingdom); Journal Volume: 41:3
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; MILK; RADIOSTERILIZATION; NEONATES; BLOOD CHEMISTRY; BLOOD COUNT; ERYTHROCYTES; GAMMA RADIATION; GLOBULINS-GAMMA; HEMOGLOBIN; LEUKOCYTES; SWINE; ANIMALS; BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS; BLOOD; BLOOD CELLS; BODY FLUIDS; CARBOXYLIC ACIDS; DOMESTIC ANIMALS; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; FOOD; GLOBIN; GLOBULINS; HETEROCYCLIC ACIDS; HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS; IONIZING RADIATIONS; MAMMALS; MATERIALS; ORGANIC ACIDS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC NITROGEN COMPOUNDS; PIGMENTS; PORPHYRINS; PROTEINS; RADIATIONS; STERILIZATION; VERTEBRATES; 553004* - Agriculture & Food Technology- Food Protection & Preservation- (1987-)
OSTI ID:
5716061
Research Organizations:
Rijksuniversiteit Utrecht, Netherlands
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: RVTSA
Submitting Site:
GBN
Size:
Pages: 316-318
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Citation Formats

Vellenga, L, Wensing, T, Breukink, H J, and Hagens, F H. Effects of irradiated sow colostrum on some biochemical and haematological measurements in newborn piglets. United Kingdom: N. p., 1986. Web.
Vellenga, L, Wensing, T, Breukink, H J, & Hagens, F H. Effects of irradiated sow colostrum on some biochemical and haematological measurements in newborn piglets. United Kingdom.
Vellenga, L, Wensing, T, Breukink, H J, and Hagens, F H. 1986. "Effects of irradiated sow colostrum on some biochemical and haematological measurements in newborn piglets." United Kingdom.
@misc{etde_5716061,
title = {Effects of irradiated sow colostrum on some biochemical and haematological measurements in newborn piglets}
author = {Vellenga, L, Wensing, T, Breukink, H J, and Hagens, F H}
abstractNote = {Some biochemical and haematological variables were measured in piglets during the first 48 hours after birth. The piglets were reared either by the sow, or bottle-fed with colostrum (either natural or sterilised by irradiation), or a commercial milk replacer. Mean haemoglobin concentrations, packed cell volumes and erythrocyte counts decreased by approximately 45 per cent in all the groups between birth and 48 hours, but leucocyte counts increased more markedly in the colostrum-fed groups. All the colostrum-fed groups showed rapid increases in serum total protein concentrations which were almost entirely due to increases in gamma globulin concentrations. There was no difference in this respect between natural colostrum and colostrum sterilised by irradiation with 500 Krad of gamma rays. Colostrum sterilised by irradiation can protect piglets against infectious agents and simplify the rearing of piglets under specific pathogen free conditions.}
journal = {Res. Vet. Sci.; (United Kingdom)}
volume = {41:3}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1986}
month = {Nov}
}