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Selenium and vitamin E in blood sera of cows from farms with increased incidence of disease


Braun, Ueli; Forrer, R; Fürer, W; Lutz, H (1991). Selenium and vitamin E in blood sera of cows from farms with increased incidence of disease. Veterinary Record, 128(23):543-547.

Abstract

Selenium and vitamin E concentrations were measured in the blood sera of 287 cows in 91 herds. Herds with chronic mastitis and muscle diseases had significantly lower selenium concentrations (10.4 +/- 5.26 and 11.7 +/- 8.63 micrograms/litre serum, respectively) than healthy control herds (17.7 +/- 15.00 micrograms/litre). The selenium concentrations in herds with low fertility did not differ from control herds. The vitamin E concentrations were similar in all the herds. Supplementation of the mineral mixture with 20 mg sodium selenite and 2 g vitamin E/kg on 15 farms with a deficient selenium supply increased the selenium concentrations in the blood within two months in 12 of the herds. The vitamin E concentrations were hardly influenced by the supplementation.

Abstract

Selenium and vitamin E concentrations were measured in the blood sera of 287 cows in 91 herds. Herds with chronic mastitis and muscle diseases had significantly lower selenium concentrations (10.4 +/- 5.26 and 11.7 +/- 8.63 micrograms/litre serum, respectively) than healthy control herds (17.7 +/- 15.00 micrograms/litre). The selenium concentrations in herds with low fertility did not differ from control herds. The vitamin E concentrations were similar in all the herds. Supplementation of the mineral mixture with 20 mg sodium selenite and 2 g vitamin E/kg on 15 farms with a deficient selenium supply increased the selenium concentrations in the blood within two months in 12 of the herds. The vitamin E concentrations were hardly influenced by the supplementation.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Farm Animals
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
630 Agriculture
Uncontrolled Keywords:Animal; Cattle; Cattle Diseases; Female; Mastitis, Bovine; Muscular Diseases; Seasons; Selenium; Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Vitamin E
Language:English
Date:8 June 1991
Deposited On:29 Nov 2016 13:11
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 21:05
Publisher:BMJ Publishing Group
ISSN:0042-4900
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1136/vr.128.23.543
PubMed ID:1887548

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