Nutritional Articles

Serum response of ponies to β-carotene fed by grass meal or a synthetic Beadlet preparation with and without added dietary fat.

Published: 2003-01-31

Brief content of the article
The serum response to β-carotene from a synthetic beadlet preparation and from grass meal were compared. Both of these carotene sources were fed with and without added sunflower oil. Serum β-carotene was significantly increased in both sources after 1 week of supplementation. In this study they found no effect of oil on the β-carotene response of serum.
Keywords: supplementation; vitamin A; availability.

Reference
Kienzle, E. Kaden, C., Hoppe, P.P. and Opitz, B. Serum response of ponies to β-carotene fed by grass meal or a synthetic Beadlet preparation with and without added dietary fat. J. Nutr. 132: 1774S-1775S

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