Colostrum studies in companion animals 

Bovine colostrum is beneficial as a daily supplement for your dog or cat. Check out these articles if you are interested in looking at some of the journal articles that explore colostrum as a health supplement in companion animals.

The following list of references is expanding all the time, so please check back from time to time. These articles are merely some of the more frequently cited papers detailing colostrum use, and the factors within colostrum, in companion animals. If you have any questions please contact us.

List of Selected References

Carpenter, G. (1980). Epidermal growth factor is a major growth-promoting agent in human milk. Science, 210, 198-199.

Korhonen, H., P. Marnila, and H.S. Gill, (2000). Milk immunoglobins and complement factors. Br. J. of Nut. 84, Suppl. 1, S75- S80.

Pakkanen, R. and J. Aalto, (1997). Growth factors and antimicrobial factors of bovine colostrum. Int. Dairy J.7, 285 – 297.

Playford, R. J., C. E. Macdonald, and W. S. Johnson, (2000). Colostrum and milk-derived peptide growth factors for the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders. Ann. J. of Clin. Nutr. 72, 5 – 14.

Playford, R.J., C.E. Macdonald, D.P. Calnan, D. N. Floyd, T. Podas, W. Johnson, A.C. Wicks, O. Bashir, and T. Marchbank. (2001). Co-administration of the health food supplement, bovine colostrum, reduces the acute non-steroidal anti-inflamatory drug-induced increase in intestinal permeability. Clin. Sci. 100, 627-633.

Rona, Z. P. (1998) Bovine colostrum, immunity, and the aging process. Nature’s Impact August/September 57 – 59.

Shah N.P. (2000). Effect of milk-derived bioactives: an overview. Brit. J. of Nut., 84, Suppl. 1, S3-S10.

Steijns, J.M. and van Hooijdonk A.C.M. (2000). Occurrence, structure, biochemical properties, and technological characteristics of lactoferrin. Brit. J. of Nut., 84, Suppl. 1, S11-S17.

Taillon, C., and Andreasen, A. (2000). Veterinary nutraceutical medicine. Can. Vet. J. 41, 231 – 234.

van Hooijdonk A.C.M., K.D. Kussendrager, and J.M. Steijns, (2000). In vivo antimicrobial activity of components in bovine milk and colostrum involved in non- specific defense. Brit. J. of Nut., 84, Suppl. 1, S127-S134.