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Liveweight and Some Hematological and Biochemical Parameters of Calves on Different Diets During Milk Feeding

SKRIVANOVA V, SVOBODA T, SIMUNEK J, MACHANOVA L
Veterinarni Medicina 37, 1992, 651-659

The objective of the present paper was to obtain haematological and biochemical parameters of calves during their milk feeding. Another goal was to compare a current feed ration containing the commercial feed mixture Biosan with two alternative rations comprising skimmed milk and fat supplement. The effect of milk drink acidification and the effect of the physical form of fat added to skimmed milk were investigated. The calves were divided into six groups, by 6 to 8 calves each (P1 - Bioran, PP1 - acid variant, P2 - skimmed milk + fat concentrate powder KMKS, PP2 - acid variant,P3-skimmed milk+fat paste,PP3-acid variant). The highest average daily live weight gains were recorded in calves fed on unacidified skimmed milk with fat paste supplement (1.074 kg)-Tab.I. The highest average daily liveweight gains were observed in calves fed on fat paste enriched milk drink (P3) while the calves administered milk with fat concentrate powder (P2) had only slightly higher average daily weight gains than the calves on Biosan diet (group Pl). The growth of daily weight gains as a result of diets containing acidified milk (PPI and PP2) is also a positive finding


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