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Magdalena Pieszka, Jarosław Łuszczyński
Main composition and macroelements content in mare milk during first month after parturition and occurrence of “heat diarrhoea” in their foals
Summary.

Till today there is no exact explanation of the phenomenon of first diarrhoea called “heat diarrhoea” in foals. The objective of this study was to investigate the traits of first foal diarrhoea (occurrence, its duration and intensity) and mares’ milk composition during first month after parturition. The research was carried out on 30 Arabian mares and their foals. Milk samples were collected to evaluate the main components and macroelements. Observations were made on the term of occurrence, length and intensity of first heat diarrhoea of foal. The close connection between mares’ milk composition and characteristics of diarrhoeas was observed in Arabian foals. Young animals characterised by lack of any diarrhoea signs have drunk milk with higher level of most studied components except lactose and magnesium. Foals with later scours drunk milk with higher level of P and Na; foals with longer diarrhoeas obtained milk with higher lactose, P and Na concentration; higher intensity was influenced by higher lactose level. This problem definitely needs further studies.

Key words: mare, milk composition, foal, heat diarrhoea
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MLA Pieszka, Magdalena, and Jarosław Łuszczyński. "Main composition and macroelements content in mare milk during first month after parturition and occurrence of “heat diarrhoea” in their foals." Nauka Przyr. Technol. 7.3 (2013): #46.
APA Magdalena Pieszka, Jarosław Łuszczyński (2013). Main composition and macroelements content in mare milk during first month after parturition and occurrence of “heat diarrhoea” in their foals. Nauka Przyr. Technol. 7 (3), #46
ISO 690 PIESZKA, Magdalena, ŁUSZCZYńSKI, Jarosław. Main composition and macroelements content in mare milk during first month after parturition and occurrence of “heat diarrhoea” in their foals. Nauka Przyr. Technol., 2013, 7.3: #46.
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Magdalena Pieszka
Katedra Hodowli Koni
Uniwersytet Rolniczy im. Hugona Kołłątaja w Krakowie
Al. Mickiewicza 24/28
30-059 Kraków
Poland
e-mail: mpieszka@ar.krakow.pl
Accepted for print: 12.07.2013