Chapter 16 Miscellaneous Toxicities and Deficiencies
|CBC||Aqueous humor, 2 ml|
|Chemistry||1 kg rumen contents:|
|Coagulation profile (blue tube)||frozen, check pH|
|Save EDTA and heparin samples separated from cells||100 g feces: frozen|
|Liver and kidney:|
|Serum sample||100 g frozen and|
|Special tubes for mineral analysis||another sample in|
|Feed: 1 refrigerated and 1 frozen in airtight container||Brain: frozen and formalin|
|Water sample: same as feed storage||Fat (omental or abdominal): 100 g frozen|
|Rumen contents and feces: 100 g leak-proof container and refrigerated|
|Suspect materials, e.g., pasture, chemicals|
Committee on Minerals and Toxic Substances in Diets and Water for Animals, Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies. In Mineral tolerance of animals. Washington, DC: National Academy Press; 2005.
Santos JE, Villasenor M, Robinson PH, et al. Type of cottonseed and level of gossypol in diets of lactating dairy cows: plasma gossypol, health, and reproductive performance. J Dairy Sci. 2003;86:892-905.
. Subcommittee on Dairy Cattle Nutrition, Committee on Animal Nutrition, Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, National Research Council of the National Academies. Nutrient requirements of dairy cattle, ed 7. Washington, DC: National Academy Press. 2001.