Zilmax alters blood constituents of finishing cattle

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dc.contributor.author Van Bibber, C.L.
dc.contributor.author Drouillard, James S.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-03T16:40:53Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-03T16:40:53Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/13570
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this experiment was to determine the effects of Zilmax (Merck Animal Health, Summit, NJ) on changes in blood metabolites. Zilmax is a feed additive designed to improve production efficiency in cattle when fed during the last phase at the feedlot. Zilmax works by redirecting the energy use in the body to form more lean muscle at the expense of fat deposition. The blood metabolites measured in our experiment were glucose and lactate, which are the energy sources for various body functions including muscle growth. Plasma urea nitrogen was measured as an indicator of protein catabolism. Non-esterified fatty acids also were measured as they were released into the bloodstream with the breakdown of adipose tissue. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen's Day, 2012 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 12-231-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 1065 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Beef Cattle Research, 2012 is known as Cattlemen's Day, 2012 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Zilmax en_US
dc.subject Finishing cattle en_US
dc.subject Blood en_US
dc.title Zilmax alters blood constituents of finishing cattle en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2012 en_US
dc.citation.epage 80 en_US
dc.citation.spage 78 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 2012, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 2012 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jdrouill en_US

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