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on May 10, 2017

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.

We have often discussed the importance of recognizing the problem of oxidation. This is true for the feed itself, but also for the animals that consume the feed. Oxidative stress is a physiological process affected in periods of high stress, wherein animals consuming oxidized feeds possess less of a defense…

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