Impaired antibody response and phagocytosis in goats fed a diet low in cobalt

Eugene H. Johnson*, Khalid Al-Habsi, Rashid Al-Busaidi, Mohammed Al-Abri

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Abstract

Cobalt (Co) is utilized by rumen microflora to produce vitamin B12. The aim of the present study was to determine whether feeding newly-weaned goats a diet containing low levels of Co results in impairment of neutrophil function, antibody production and/or lymphocyte proliferative responses. Forty, ten week old goats were fed a commercially-prepared concentrate (150 g/day) and Rhodesgrass hay ad libitum. This diet contained Co at

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-31
Number of pages5
JournalSmall Ruminant Research
Volume140
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2016

Keywords

  • Antibodies
  • Cobalt deficiency
  • Goats
  • Mitogens
  • Phagocytosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Food Animals

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