1984 Volume 37 Issue 9 Pages 572-576
A clinical diagnosis of abdominal fat necrosis was made on 30 Japanese indigenous cows kept in the Mizusawa area. These cows divided into three groups for treatment. Those of group 1 were given daily with 300g ofCoix lachrymajobi (proprietary name: Yokuinin) in those of group 2 with 150gof a product (proprietary name: Soysterol) prepared from soybean oil extracts containing fatty acids, several kinds of plant sterols and vitamin E and those of group 3 with 150g of Yokuinin and 150g of Soysterol for 4months. Furthermore, the cows of each group were infused intravenously with 400ml of 40% arginine solution 2 or 5 times during the experimental period to shorten the time for treatment. A decrease in size or the disappearance of mass of fat necrosis was observed in each group. The arginine infusion had no effect to shorten the time for treatment. No changes were found in any bloodcomponent.