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Dairy Cattle / Ruminant Health & Nutrition

The latest dairy cattle and ruminant health and nutritional feeding strategies, scientific research, news and analysis from the editors of Feed International and Feed Management magazines to help producers provide the proper feed ingredients during various stages of lactation to raise healthy dairy cows, calves and bulls.

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Organic trace minerals: Getting the most out of phytase

In vitro-based research suggests that the use of organic trace minerals can better spare phytase activity when compared to inorganic equivalents.
Phytase inclusion in monogastric animal diets is commonplace in the industry today, primarily driven by its ability to release phytate-bound phosphorus (P) from cereal-based feed ingredients.
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How animal feed oxidation affects livestock productivity

We all know what oxidation is, but we often fail to recognize the symptoms and their effects on productivity, health and profitability in modern animal agriculture.
Oxidative stress is a physiological process affected in periods of high stress, wherein animals consuming oxidized feeds possess less of a defense against internal oxidation.
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Be on the lookout for heat stress in herds, flocks

Livestock, poultry producers should be prepared with a heat stress management plan
As warmer weather approaches in the Northern Hemisphere, livestock and poultry producers need to be on the lookout for heat stress in their animals and find ways to combat it.
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Feeding diseased livestock remains a challenge

Nutrient requirements for fighting disease are quite different from those required for productive purposes.
Despite best efforts exercised by researchers and sincere attempts by field nutritionists and veterinarians, we still remain far away from a clear understanding on how to feed animals under disease stress.
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