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Adaptation effects of ionophores on rumen fermentation

  • 1983
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 13
A. de Jong & F. Berschauer Page: 67 - 70

The effect of monensin on the in vitro degradation of cellulose was investigated using ruminal fluid obtained from sheep adapted and unadapted to the antibiotic. In vivo ruminal adaptation to monensin was also examined over a six-week treatment period. Results…

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The effect of monensin on milk production, milk urea nitrogen and body condition score of grazing dairy cows

  • 2001
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 31
B.J. van der Merwe, T.J. Dugmore and K.P. Walsh Page: 49 - 55

Twenty Holstein-Friesian cows, two to four months postpartum, were randomly assigned to two groups. The control group received no monensin, whereas the treatment group received 300 mg monensin per cow per day. Cows grazed kikuyu pasture and received maize-based concentrates…

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