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Publication type: Journal Article
Document type: Full Paper

Year: 2016

Author(s): Bartens, MC; Drillich, M; Rychli, K; Iwersen, M; Arnholdt, T; Meyer, L; Klein-Jöbstl, D

Title: Assessment of different methods to estimate bovine colostrum quality on farm.

Source: N Z Vet J. 2016; 64(5):263-267



Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Arnholdt Tim
Drillich Marc
Iwersen Michael
Klein-Jöbstl Daniela
Kober-Rychli Kathrin

Vetmed Research Units
University Clinic for Ruminants, Clinical Unit of Herd Management in ruminants
Institute of Food Safety, Food Technology and Veterinary Public Health, Unit of Food Microbiology


Abstract:
To evaluate two different hydrometers and an optical and a digital Brix refractometer for the assessment of bovine colostrum quality, in terms of accuracy and precision compared with the measurement of IgG concentrations using radial immunodiffusion (RID), and to evaluate the reliability and repeatability of the Brix refractometers.


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