Login | Create Account (DAF staff only)

Vaccination with an Insulin-like Growth Factor Binding Protein-1 (IGFBP-1)-bBased Vaccine Improves Growth in Feed-Restricted Brahman Steers

Hill, R.A. and Roberton, R.F. and Reid, D.J. (2000) Vaccination with an Insulin-like Growth Factor Binding Protein-1 (IGFBP-1)-bBased Vaccine Improves Growth in Feed-Restricted Brahman Steers. In: Animal Production for a Consuming World. AAAP-ASAP Conference, 2nd - 7th July, Sydney, Australia.

[img] PDF
42kB

Publisher URL: http://www.asap.asn.au/index.php

Abstract

Dry-season weight loss in grazing cattle in northern Australia has been attenuated using a number of strategies (Hunter and Vercoe, 1987, Sillence et al. 1993, Gazzola and Hunter, 1999). Furthermore, the potential to improve efficiency of feed utilisation (and thus, dry-season performance) in ruminants through conventional modulation of the insulin-like growth factor (IGF) axis (Oddy and Owens, 1997, Hill et al., 1999) and through immunomodulation of the IGF axis (Hill et al., 1998a,b) has been demonstrated.

The present study investigated the use of a vaccine directed against IGFBP-1 in Brahman steers which underwent a period of nutritional restriction followed by a return to wet-season grazing.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information:Reproduced with permission Australian Society of Animal Production [ASAP]. © AAAP 2000. Asian-Australasian Association of Animal Production and Australian Society of Animal Production. Animal production for a consuming world : proceedings of 9th Congress of the Asian-Australasian Association of Animal Production Societies [AAAP] and 23rd Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production [ASAP] and 17th Annual Symposium of the University of Sydney, Dairy Research Foundation, [DRF]. 2-7 July 2000, Sydney, Australia.
Keywords:Cattle; Steers ; Feed; Vaccination; Weight loss.
Subjects:Animal culture > Feeds and feeding. Animal nutrition
Animal culture > Cattle
Deposited On:15 Mar 2005
Last Modified:13 Aug 2010 15:08

Repository Staff Only: item control page