The effect of Fourplex® on gain and health of newly arrived calves

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dc.contributor.author Brazle, F.K.
dc.contributor.author Stokka, Gerald L.
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dc.date.issued 2010-09-15T16:34:42Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/4960
dc.description.abstract Two trials were conducted to evaluate the effects of Fourplex®, a trace mineral supplement, on long-hauled stocker calves. In each trial, Fourplex was added to the ration of lightweight, long-hauled calves in four pens, while calves in another four pens served as controls. Additionally, every other calf that became sick, regardless of feed treatment, was drenched with a solution of Fourplex in Trial I and a Cu, Zn, Mn+Co solution in Trial II. Fourplex in the feed did not improve ADG, reduce morbidity, or reduce the number o f treatments required per sick animal. In Trial II , Fourplex-fed calves that became sick required more treatments (P<.12) during the first 2 weeks; however, during the third and fourth weeks, they required fewer treatments (P <.03). In Trial I, sick calves drenched with Fourplex required more treatments. In Trial II, drenching with a Cu, Zn, Mn+Co solution resulted in an increase in treatments per sick calf during the fourth week. In these trials, Fourplex did not significantly increase performance or reduce sickness. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1994 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 94-373-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 704 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Fourplex® en_US
dc.subject Copper en_US
dc.subject Zinc en_US
dc.subject Trace minerals en_US
dc.title The effect of Fourplex® on gain and health of newly arrived calves en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1994 en_US
dc.citation.epage 48 en_US
dc.citation.spage 47 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1994, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 4, 1994 en_US

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