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Post-natal changes in biliary lipids in suckling goat kids.

Authors
  • Fernández, J I1
  • Naranjo, J A
  • Valverde, A
  • Rueda, A
  • Martínez-Victoria, E
  • Mañas Almendros, M
  • 1 Departamento de Fisiología, University of Granada, Spain. , (Spain)
Type
Published Article
Journal
The British veterinary journal
Publication Date
Nov 01, 1996
Volume
152
Issue
6
Pages
673–682
Identifiers
PMID: 8979425
Source
Medline
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

The post-natal composition of biliary lipids in the bile of suckling goat kids has been studied during the first month of life. Samples of hepatic and vesicular bile were obtained from animals fed with milk. Bile flow increased with age and the concentration of bile acids also rose up to 14 days of age. Cholesterol reached maximum values immediately after birth and then decreased. Bile acids conjugated with taurine predominated and this pattern of preferential tauroconjugation persisted at all ages, as has also been found in carnivores and sheep. Comparison of vesicular and hepatic bile composition revealed a poor concentration capacity of the gallbladder in pre-ruminant kids.

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