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HOW TO INCREASE THE MILK YIELD OF COWS

Early growth and weight gain are the first factors that can help Development of calves’ mammary glands and tissue has been widely studied and is typically divided into two phases, the first starting from before birth and ending at three months of age, and the second

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USING AUTOMATIC FEEDERS FOR CALVES AND LAMBS: WHY AND HOW?

When feeding young mammals there is a constant challenge of managing feed intake, growth, and health of every single animal. Automatic feeders have been developed in order to provide an easy system that allows the feeding of groups of animals, while monitoring the nutritional status and development

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BEDDING FOR SHEEP AND CATTLE

For an ideal combination of comfort, health and optimal feeding Bedding is one of the most crucial components, determining the living conditions of young animals and affecting their growth and development. The bedding chosen has to match animals’ needs and preferences.

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Providing Lambs with the Optimum Level of Copper

Copper is one of the most important microelements needed for the development and functioning of sheep, as well as other ruminants. The role of copper is complex, as it is necessary for the correct functioning of several enzymes that are active in different bodily systems. An important example is tyrosinase,

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THE PERFECT COMBINAION: THE SYMBIOTIC EFFECT OF PROBIOTICS AND PREBIOTICS IN MILK REPLACERS – FOR HEALTHIER NEWBORN ANIMALS

Newborn animals have a difficult time adjusting to a regular nutritional intake and are extremely susceptible to infections caused by a variety of bacteria and viruses. The common approach to these issues has frequently been a wide use of antibiotics as a prophylactic treatment to avoid increased

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THIS IS HOW MILK REPLACERS CAN REDUCE YOUR COSTS

Milk replacers are revolutionizing all aspects of calves rearing, with decreased costs, decreased death rates in neonatal calves, and rich nutrition for the growth of strong and healthy cows Reports from recent years show that milk replacers lead to excellent growth of calves, with increased

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A GOOD REASON TO GIVE MAGNESIUM TO FOALS

Up to 25% of foals suffer from Osteochondrosis – one of the most common developmental disorders seen in horses. The disease includes problems in the development of both bones and cartilage1. The highest prevalence of the disease presents at 5 months of age; and it can continue throughout

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MILK REPLACERS FOR LAMBS: LOWER MORTALITY AND EVEN HIGHER WOOL QUALITY

Reports have shown, with no change over the years, that neonatal mortality among lambs is a frequent and harming phenomenon1. One of the elements with great impact on lambs’ survival is neonatal feeding. Lambs need the milk intake in order to start building a strong immune system and fight the many

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UP TO 6% OF NEWBORN CALVES DO NOT SURVIVE THEIR FIRST WEEKS OF LIFE: WHAT CAN HELP THESE RATES DROP?

A recent review, published in 2019, analyzed data from different studies worldwide and found that up to 6.2% of newborn calves do not survive*. Other studies show that during the whole preweaning stage, rates stay between 4 and 5%**. During the post-natal and pre-weaning stage of their lives,

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COCONUT OIL – THE INGREDIENT THAT HELPS YOUR ANIMALS GROW IN GOOD HEALTH, WITH STRENGH AND ENERGY

Can all animals benefit from coconut oil? What are its effects and how does it help animals in their development? Several studies have analyzed the use of coconut oil as an added ingredient in different forms of nutrition, including milk replacers, and found a variety of beneficial effects for animals’

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