Technical point

Trace elements
Trace elements, minerals and vitamins: our first job! Iodolab was the first laboratory to propose the routine measurement of inorganic iodine, which gave it its name!
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Minerals
Minerals are preferentially dosed in urine. Indeed, the regulations are such that the blood variations are quite low and when the concentrations are modified, it is too late for the animal.
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Vitamins
Vitamins are organic substances, essential for the proper functioning of the body. They are active at low doses, they have a specific action, no vitamin is more important than another, the animal is unable to synthesize all, they must be present in the ration.
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Immune transfer
The calf is born immunocompetent but devoid of immunoglobulins (in cattle, they do not cross the placental barrier). The transfer of passive immunity between the cow and the young calf takes place after birth through colostral drunkenness. But this must be done as early as possible, before the closure of the intestinal barrier (36h).
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Measurement of oxidative stress
We separately evaluate pro-oxidants and antioxidants. Thus by combining the two, it is possible to determine whether the oxidative stress is due to an increase in the production of oxygen radicals or a decrease in the ability to eliminate these oxygen radicals.
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Diagnosis of pregnancy
The test is based on the search for the presence in the blood of glycoproteins associated with pregnancy. These glycoproteins are secreted by the placenta and are called PAG for Pregnancy Associated Glycoproteins.
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