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Serum Protein Electrophoretic Pattern in Neonatal Calves Treated with Clinoptilolite

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Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine “King Michael I” of Banat Timişoara, Calea Aradului 119, 300645 Timişoara, Romania
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Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Belgrade, Bulevar Oslobodenja 18, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
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Faculty of Industrial Chemistry and Environmental, University Politehnica Timisoara, Carol Telbisz 6, 300001 Timisoara, Romania
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Molecules 2018, 23(6), 1278; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules23061278
Received: 2 May 2018 / Revised: 22 May 2018 / Accepted: 24 May 2018 / Published: 26 May 2018
The objective of our study was to determine the effects of clinoptilolite supplemented in colostrum on the blood serum protein electrophoretic pattern of new-born calves. Methods: Romanian Black and White new-born calves involved in the study were divided into 3 groups: the control group (C) that received colostrum without clinoptilolite, and experimental groups I (E1) and II (E2) that received colostrum supplemented with 0.5% and 2% clinoptilolite, respectively. The concentration of total protein and protein fractions (albumin, α1-globulin, α2-globulin, β-globulin and γ-globulin) were analyzed by electrophoresis on cellulose acetate. Results: At hour 30 after birth, concentrations of γ-globulins, β-globulin and total protein in E1 group of calves were higher than in control group by 42.11% (p < 0.05), 28.48% (p > 0.05) and 18.52% (p > 0.05), respectively, and were higher, but not significantly, in group E2 compared to the control group. This was in accordance with a significant lower albumin/globulin ratio in groups E1 and E2 (29.35%, p < 0.05 and 35.87%, p < 0.05, respectively) than in control group at 30 h postpartum, which indicates an obvious increase of the globulins fraction in experimental groups. The conclusion: Clinoptilolite was effective in improving passive transfer in new-born calves, but it was more effective if added in colostrum with a dose of 0.5% than with a dose of 2%. View Full-Text
Keywords: electrophoresis; calves; clinoptilolite; γ-globulin electrophoresis; calves; clinoptilolite; γ-globulin
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Marc, S.; Kirovski, D.; Mircu, C.; Hutu, I.; Otavă, G.; Paul, C.; Boldura, O.M.; Tulcan, C. Serum Protein Electrophoretic Pattern in Neonatal Calves Treated with Clinoptilolite. Molecules 2018, 23, 1278.

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