Acta Vet. Brno 2016, 85: 387-394

Blood serum protein in periparturient goats supplemented with various forms of zinc

Lenka Kudělková1, Leoš Pavlata2, Alena Pechová3, Jaroslav Filípek4

1University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology, Department of Animal Husbandry and Animal Hygiene, Brno, Czech Republic
2Mendel University in Brno, Faculty of AgriSciences, Department of Animal Nutrition and Forage Production, Brno, Czech Republic
3University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology, Department of Animal Protection, Welfare and Behaviour, Brno, Czech Republic
4University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Large Animal Clinical Laboratory, Brno, Czech Republic

Received June 21, 2016
Accepted December 2, 2016


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