fetal calf serum

Richard P. Grant rgrant at netscape.net
Thu Mar 9 12:17:02 EST 2000

In article <200003091701.SAA05948 at intwww.zit.med.uni-tuebingen.de>, 
Wolfgang.Schechinger at med.uni-tuebingen.de ("Wolfgang Schechinger") 

> Another aspect is that it's probably easier to get serum from fetal 
> calves than from newborn ones since fetal calves are to my knowledge 
> a "by product" when pregnant cows are slaughtered in order to get 
> access to their meat. 

really?   I didn't think cows - pregnant or otherwise - were slaughtered 
for meat (except post milk-productive ones).

Bulls, yes, cows, no.  I would guess that the high price of FCS reflects 
that it's a primary product rather than a sideline.  But what do I know, 
eh?  :)


Richard P. Grant MA DPhil          
Structural Studies Group, MRC-LMB
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