Effects of Maternal Nursing Potential on Blood Metabolites, Body Weight Gain and Disease Occurrence of Hanwoo Calves

한우 송아지 모체 포육능력별 혈중 대사물질, 증체 및 질병 발생

  • 권응기 (축산연구소) ;
  • 박병기 (축산연구소) ;
  • 조영무 (축산연구소) ;
  • 정영훈 (축산연구소) ;
  • 장선식 (축산연구소) ;
  • 조원모 (축산연구소) ;
  • 전병수 (축산연구소) ;
  • 강수원 (축산연구소) ;
  • 이창우 (강원도 축산기술연구센터) ;
  • 백봉현 (축산연구소)
  • Published : 2006.12.31


This study was arranged to investigate effects of maternal nursing potential on immune metabolites in blood, body weight gain and occurrence of disease in Hanwoo calves. Forty experimental calves were used and allocated into two groups with different maternal nursing potential. Thus, high or low maternal nursing potential group had twenty calves, respectively. The concentrations of IGF-I, RBC, Ca and IP in blood were similar between two groups, except for RBC. RBC concentration in blood from high maternal nursing potential group was significantly higher compared with low maternal nursing potential group at 5 days after birth (p<0.05). The concentrations of IgG, albumin, total protein and GGT in blood were similar between two groups during the whole experimental period. The days from birth had no effects on the concentration of IgG, albumin and GGT in blood from two groups, except for total protein. Similarly, the maternal nursing potential had no direct effect on body weight of calves, but body weight in high maternal nursing potential group tended to be higher compared with low maternal nursing potential group at 6 months age. The occurrence of respiratory disease and diarrhea in high maternal nursing potential group was relatively lower compared with low maternal nursing potential group. Therefore, the present study indicating that maternal nursing potential had effect on growth, and immune system in relation to disease in calves.


Maternal nursing potential;Growth performance;Immune metabolite; Hanwoo calf


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