Rumensin helps to reduce the incidence and severity of legume bloat in cattle

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dc.contributor.author Nagaraja, T. G.
dc.contributor.author Katz, M.P.
dc.contributor.author Fina, L.R.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-04T19:38:44Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-04T19:38:44Z
dc.date.issued 2012-10-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/14821
dc.description.abstract Monensin at 300 mg and 450 mg per 1000 lbs body weight reduced the severity of alfalfa pasture bloat by 41.2 and 73.1 %, respectively. Lasalocid at the same levels reduced the bloat score by 25.5 and 12.4%. The difference between the two antibiotics appears to be in their ability to inhibit rumen protozoa. Monensin reduced protozoal population in the rumen, whereas lasalocid had no effect. A smaller protozoal population decreases compounds that contribute to frothiness and also increases substances such as plant chloroplasts, which have antifrothing properties. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 86-94-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station); 484 en_US
dc.subject Dairy en_US
dc.subject Rumensin en_US
dc.subject Bloat en_US
dc.subject Protozoa en_US
dc.subject Alfalfa en_US
dc.title Rumensin helps to reduce the incidence and severity of legume bloat in cattle en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1985 en_US
dc.citation.epage 34 en_US
dc.citation.spage 32 en_US

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