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https://doi.org/10.46419/vs.54.1.7

Vitamin D function in sheep

Marko Ružić ; Medikal Lux d.o.o., Hrvatska
Ana Shek Vugrovečki ; Veterinarski fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, Hrvatska
Daniel Špoljarić ; Veterinarski fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, Hrvatska
Branimira Špoljarić ; Veterinarski fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, Hrvatska
Miljenko Šimpraga ; Veterinarski fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, Hrvatska
Ivona Žura Žaja ; Veterinarski fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, Hrvatska
Suzana Milinković Tur ; Veterinarski fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, Hrvatska
Nina Poljičak Milas ; Veterinarski fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, Hrvatska
Josip Miljković ; Veterinarski fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, Hrvatska
Mario Živković ; Gea-com d.o.o., Budačka rijeka 79b, Hrvatska
AnaMaria Sluganović ; Novartis Hrvatska d.o.o., Hrvatska
Maja Popović ; Veterinarski fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, Hrvatska


Puni tekst: hrvatski pdf 256 Kb

str. 115-124

preuzimanja: 75

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The incomplete nutrition of animals, including sheep, can lead to a disruption of homeostasis, reduced production, development of disease, and even animal death. Vitamin D refers to a group of closely related substances that possess antirachitic activity. This is the only vitamin that is not only taken into the organism by way of dietary origin (hay, food of animal origin in carnivores), but is also synthetised in the body (skin) with the help of sunlight. Typically, grazing sheep rarely need vitamin D supplements. This is because sheep can compensate for the lack of vitamin D in their food by synthesizing vitamin D in the skin if they are exposed to UVB radiation or sunlight. However, if sheep exposure to the sun is reduced by prolonged bad weather or indoor animal breeding, and when the vitamin D2 content of the diet is low, then the animal may have insufficient vitamin D consumption. In lambs, vitamin D deficiency is manifested by rickets, and in adult sheep by osteomalacia and hypocalcaemia. In sheep, this usually occurs in late pregnancy but has been observed in animals of all ages. Following the above, the aim of this review is to acquaint veterinarians with new knowledge about the roles and metabolism of vitamin D in sheep and its importance for the health and maintenance of productive abilities of the individual animal or herd.

Ključne riječi

vitamin D, sheep, metabolism, deficiency, toxicity

Hrčak ID:

273748

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/273748

Podaci na drugim jezicima: hrvatski

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