Acta Vet. Brno 2010, 79: 419-429

Blood Plasma Metabolic Profile of Aberdeen Angus Bulls during Postnatal Ontogenesis

Aleš Pavlík1, Pavel Jelínek1, Martin Matějíček1, Josef Illek2

1Department of Animal Morphology, Physiology and Genetics, Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic
2University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Czech Republic


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