When there is energy deficiency, beta-hydroxybutyrate
increases in the blood of animals (Ospina, Nydam, Stokol, & Overton, 2010).
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Additionally, whole blood samples were collected at the same sampling times in order to determine beta-hydroxybutyrate
(BHB) in the farm using a portable system (Precision Xtra, Abbott), according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Parameters measured were creatine phosphokinase (CK), aspartate aminotransferase, uric acid, amylase, glucose, beta-hydroxybutyrate
(BOHB), sodium, potassium (K), chloride, total protein, albumin, globulin, calcium (Ca), and phosphorus (P) levels.
EKF, whose chief executive Julian Baines was named as Entrepreneur of the Year in the Western Mail/IWA Business Awards last November, said that sales of higher-margin reagents - particularly Beta-Hydroxybutyrate
(BHB) - have continued to perform strongly.
Serum thyroxin (T4), free thyroxin (fT4), triiodothyronine (T3), free triiodothyronine (fT3), glucose, beta-hydroxybutyrate
(BHB), non-esterified fatty acids (NEFA), triglyceride (TAG), cholesterol, very low density lipoproteins (VLDL-cholesterol), low density lipoproteins (LDL- cholesterol) and high density lipoproteins (HDL-cholesterol) were investigated.