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on October 11, 2017

How to properly assess dairy cow trace mineral status

No single simple analysis can accurately profile minerals in ruminants

Mineral profiling is often used to assess deficiencies and/or toxicities — as well to evaluate different dietary trace mineral sources and to investigate under performance. While blood tests are probably the most common method used to assess mineral status in ruminants, they may not necessarily be the most appropriate and…

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