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Effect of anthocyanin-rich corn silage on digestibility, milk production and plasma enzyme activities in lactating dairy cows.
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PMID:  22694328     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Anthocyanin in purple corn (Zea mays L.) has been reported to show several functional and biological attributes, displaying antioxidant, antiobesity and antidiabetic effects in monogastric animals. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of feeding anthocyanin-rich corn (Zea mays L., Choko C922) silage on digestibility, milk production and plasma enzyme activities in lactating dairy cows. The cows were fed diets based on the control corn or the anthocyanin-rich corn silage (AR treatment) in a crossover design. The anthocyanin-rich corn silage-based diet had a lower starch content, nutrient digestibility and total digestible nutrients content when compared to the control diet. The milk yield, lactose and solids-not-fat contents in the AR-treatment cows were lower than in the control cows. The feeding of the anthocyanin-rich corn silage led to a reduction in aspartate aminotransferase (AST) activity and an increase in superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity in the plasma. These data suggest that the anthocyanin-rich corn has a lowering effect on AST activity with concomitant enhancement of SOD activity in lactating dairy cows. However, a new variety of anthocyanin-rich corn with good nutritional value is needed for practical use as a ruminant feed.
Kenji Hosoda; Bayaru Eruden; Hiroki Matsuyama; Shigeru Shioya
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-11-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Animal science journal = Nihon chikusan Gakkaihō     Volume:  83     ISSN:  1740-0929     ISO Abbreviation:  Anim. Sci. J.     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100956805     Medline TA:  Anim Sci J     Country:  Australia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  453-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2011 The Authors. Animal Science Journal © 2011 Japanese Society of Animal Science.
National Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science, Nasushiobara, Tochigi, Japan.
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