Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
Online ISSN : 1347-7439
Print ISSN : 0916-7250
ISSN-L : 0916-7250
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Anticoccidial Efficacy of Medium-Chain Triglycerides (MCT) in Calves
Hiroshi SATOAtushi NITANAITakashi KUROSAWAShin OIKAWA
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2004 年 66 巻 12 号 p. 1583-1585

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Anticoccidial efficacy of dietary fat was evaluated in calves with coccidial infection (Eimeria spp., including E. bovis and E. zuernii). Medium-chain triglycerides (MCT)-natural edible fats composed of caprylic (C8), capric (C10), and lauric (C12) acids - were given orally with milk to 5 calves and with 10% glucose solution to 3 older, weaned calves by using the reticular groove reflex. After 3 to 11 days of MCT feeding, all Eimeria spp. oocysts had disappeared from the feces of all calves. MCT had no adverse effects on appetite or on fecal pH, ammonia, lactic acid, or volatile fatty acid levels. MCT feeding for coccidial control in calves has minimal side-effects and has benefits in terms of residue-free food production.

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