A study was performed to delineate bST and IGF-1 variation, over a whole lactation, in cows treated with a nowadays widely commercialised but little studied sustained release formulation of recombinant bST. Total bST levels were found to be exceptionally high in the first days after administration, but decreased rapidly in the second week after injection. The increase in the IGF-1 serum concentration was significant for almost the entire biweekly cycle. Based on this study, the peaks of ST (often above 100 ng/ml) are considered particularly unlikely to be found in non-treated bovines, even under pathological conditions, especially when detected in a number of animals within a herd. Notwithstanding the great heterogeneity of results on this topic, these data suggest that tests against fraud involving the use of rbST in dairy products may be regarded as a feasible possibility.
|Autori:||Castigliego, Lorenzo; Grifoni, G; Rosati, R; Iannone, G; Armani, Andrea; Gianfaldoni, Daniela; Guidi, Alessandra|
|Titolo:||On the alterations in serum concentration of somatotropin and insuline-like growth factor 1 in lactating cows after the treatment with a little studied recombinant bovine somatotropin|
|Anno del prodotto:||2009|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.rvsc.2008.10.012|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|