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Table 1 Information on experimental and control calves and the batches of colostrum fed

From: Ingestion of colostrum from specific cows induces Bovine Neonatal Pancytopenia (BNP) in some calves

Calf (no.) Breed Calf
from
farm
Colostrum from cow Colostrum
from farm
Litres of
colostrum
ingested
Experimental calves
1 Holstein Friesian (HF) I 50% A (2nd milking)+ 50% B (1st milking) α 3
2 Crossbreed* I 50% A (2nd milking)+ 50% B (1st milking) α 3
3 HF II A (1st milking) α 3
4 Crossbreed* I C (1st milking) β 3
5 HF (twin of calf 6) I 25% C (1st milking)+ 75% D (1st milking) β 2
6 HF (twin of calf 5) I 25% C (1st milking)+ 75% D (1st milking) β 2
Control calves
7 Crossbreed** III From its own dam   3
8 Simmental IV From its own dam   3
9 Crossbreed** V From its own dam   3
10 HF VI From its own dam   3
11 HF VII From its own dam   3
12 HF VII From its own dam   3
  1. * Brown Swiss × Belgian Blue; ** HF × Simmental; *** HF × Belgian Blue
  2. All colostrum batches used were from 2009Cows from which the colostrum was used: A and B had calves with BNP in 2008 and 2009;
  3. C had a calf with BNP in 2008; the colostrum of 2009 was not used on the farm, only in the experiment; D had a calf with BNP in 2009