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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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How phytogenics affect animals provides usage insights

Phytogenics are currently considered one of the top alternatives to in-feed antibiotics for poultry, and understanding how they work can aid in selecting and using the right product for the right purpose.
Although there is ample information why to use phytogenics, similar knowledge on how these products work inside the animal remains largely unavailable.
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Understanding vitamin D's role in livestock health

Vitamin D plays a significant role in bone metabolism, controlling how much calcium and phosphorus are released or absorbed from bones.
Vitamin D may be described as the sunlight vitamin because it is formed naturally in the skin of animals exposed to ultraviolet light. In most cases, with enough sunlight, animals can cover their full needs in vitamin D only by biosynthesis.
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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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