Effect of monensin on grain bloat in cattle

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dc.contributor.author Coe, M.L.
dc.contributor.author Wallace, N.
dc.contributor.author Kemp, Kenneth E.
dc.contributor.author Parrott, J.C.
dc.contributor.author Nagaraja, Tiruvoor G.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-10T20:02:15Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-10T20:02:15Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09-10T20:02:15Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/4910
dc.description.abstract Twelve ruminally cannulated Holstein steers were used to determine the effect of monensin (0, 20, 30, and 40 g/ton) on grain bloat. Steers were fed a bloat-provocative, high-grain diet at 1% of body weight twice daily. Monensin premix was added directly to individual steers diets at the time of feeding. The severity of bloat was scored daily on a scale of 0 (no bloat) to 5 (severe bloat). The scoring was based on the degree of frothiness and abdominal distention. Bloat scores (mean of wk 2, 3, and 4) were lower (P<.0l) for monensin-fed steers than for the controls. The mean bloat scores were 1.43, 1.18, 1.00, and .93 for 0, 20, 30 and 40 g/ton monensin, respectively. Total gas production during in vitro ruminal fermentation tended to be higher (P=.12) for control than for monensin-fed steers. Ruminal pH and total volatile fatty acid concentrations were unaffected by treatment. Monensin decreased frothy bloat caused by the bloat-provocative diet, and the degree of control appeared to be greater with higher levels of monensin. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1996 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 96-334-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 756 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Monensin en_US
dc.subject High grain diet en_US
dc.subject Frothy bloat en_US
dc.title Effect of monensin on grain bloat in cattle en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1996 en_US
dc.citation.epage 105 en_US
dc.citation.spage 103 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1996, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 1, 1996 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid tnagaraj en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid kekemp en_US

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