The statements made concerning the effect of vitamin E on the immune system in cattle don’t concur with the bulk of the data available. Many studies have indicated either marginal or no response. Only when the animal has been held on a deficient ration is the response dramatic. The idea that vitamin E could be used as a substitute for antibiotics is nothing less than a figment of someone’s imagination. One would expect such to appear in the popular press, but not in what should be a serious scientific publication.
David Porter Price
Las Cruces, N.M.
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