Articles | Volume 65, issue 3
Arch. Anim. Breed., 65, 329–339, 2022
Arch. Anim. Breed., 65, 329–339, 2022
Original study
19 Sep 2022
Original study | 19 Sep 2022

Changes of acute-phase proteins, glucose, and lipid metabolism during pregnancy in lactating dairy cows

Esterina Fazio et al.

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Cited articles

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Serum amyloid A (SAA), C-reactive protein (CRP), and some energy substrates were evaluated in 40 healthy dairy cows. Along lactation, SAA and CRP tended to increase, peaking at 240–300 d, and decrease thereafter. Along gestation, they increased in the first 4 months and then decreased. SAA and CRP were very variable and positively correlated with each other in both phases and with glucose during pregnancy, suggesting that they may play a role in physiological and non-pathological processes.