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Title: Effect of addition of soybean trypsin inhibitor to colostrum on immunological status in goat kids
Authors: Ramos, J. J.
Loste, A.
Ferrer, L. M.
Fernández, A. 
Castro, N. 
Ortín, A.
Verde, M. T.
Argüello, A. 
Figueras, L.
Keywords: Passive Transfer
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: 0931-2439
Journal: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition 
Abstract: P>The aim of the study was to evaluate the influence of soybean trypsin inhibitor (TI) on immunoglobulin G (IgG) serum levels and growth in neonatal goat kids. Twenty-four newborn kids were fed with natural colostrum (group A), and 24 kids received the same colostrum with 1 g of TI per litre (group B). Blood samples were obtained at birth and on days 1, 2 and 4 of life to analyze serum proteins, IgG and haematological parameters. There were no clinical signs of disease and no significant differences in body weight between the groups. Haematological parameters were not affected by treatment. The peak of serum IgG was reached at 24 h of life, but no effects of soybean TI was observed on serum IgG levels. The apparent efficiency of absorption of IgG was similar in both groups (group A 24.5% vs. group B 25.2%, p > 0.05). The addition of TI to colostrum did not change the concentration of serum proteins and their fractions in goat kids. The correlation between serum IgG and gamma-globulin was positive and significant (p < 0.01, r = 0.64) in group A, but not in group B (p > 0.05, r = 0.08), suggesting a negative influence of soybean TI on gamma-globulin absorption. These results show that addition of soybean TI to colostrum did not improve the performance or immunological status in goat kids.
ISSN: 0931-2439
DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0396.2008.00885.x
Source: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition[ISSN 0931-2439],v. 94, p. 93-98
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