Effect of Distiller's Dried Grains with Solubles (DDGS) Feeding to Dairy Cows on Oxidative Status under Hot Condition
Distiller’s Dried Grains with Solubles (DDGS) derived from ethanol production with corn grains contained about 3 times more fat than the corn. The concentrated fat containing vitamin E and other components derived from the fermentation process is thought to possess an antioxidative function, although information about the antioxidative function of DDGS feeding to animals is limited, hence the effect of DDGS feeding of dairy cows on oxidative stress markers in plasma at high environmental temperatures was investigated. Six Holstein cows were divided into 2 groups, one of which was fed total mixed ration (TMR) including 20%DM of DDGS, while another control group was fed similar TMR without DDGS for 17 days at a high environmental temperature. The dry matter intake in the DDGS group was similar to the control group. In the DDGS group, the milk protein content was lower and the milk lactose content higher than those of the control group (P < 0.05). Concentrations of SH residue and ascorbic acid in the plasma seemed higher in the DDGS group than the control, but not significantly. However, the concentration of thiobarbituric acid reactive substances in plasma was lower in the DDGS group than the control (P < 0.05). DDGS feeding to cows might be effective in reducing oxidative stress during hot seasons.
|作成者||TANAKA MasahitoSUZUKI TomoyukiKOTB SaberKAMIYA Yuko|
|公開者||Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences|
|権利||Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences|