Department of Public Health and Animal Husbandry, College of Veterinary Medicine and
Animal Resources, King Faisal University, P.O. Box 11647, Al-Ahsa 31982, Saudi Arabia
Deprivation of colostrum in calves results in increased leukocytes, neutrophils and cortisol, but decreased eosinophils, serum ascorbate and lysosomal enzyme activity. Subcutaneous administration of ascorbic acid at a dose of 10 mg/kg body weight daily to colostrum-deprived calves increased serum ascorbate and lysosomal activity but had no effects on other parameters.
Key words: Ascorbic acid, camel calves, colostrums, immunostimulant, lysosomes