Author(s): Lorenz I, Gentile A
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Abstract Metabolic acidosis in calves with neonatal diarrhea was believed to be mainly caused by the loss of bicarbonate via the intestines or the formation of L-lactate during anaerobic glycolysis after tissue hypoperfusion in dehydrated calves. Because D-lactate was not considered to be of interest in human or veterinary medicine, routine diagnostic methods targeted the detection of L-lactate only. The development of stereospecific assays for the measurement of D-lactate facilitated research. This article summarizes the available information on D-lactic metabolic acidosis in neonatal ruminants. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
This article was published in Vet Clin North Am Food Anim Pract
and referenced in Metabolomics:Open Access