June 10, 2011

New feed additive to help cows with heat stress

Animal nutrition company Trouw Nutrition International is launching MaxCare CelSius, a new mineral supplement to relieve the effects of heat stress in dairy cows. Added to feed during the summer months, MaxCare CelSius supports rumen health and maintains rumen fermentation.

It also helps the animal to cope with stress induced by respiratory alkalosis (increased blood pH levels) as a result of panting. Maxcare CelSius aims to reduce the onset of heat stress symptoms by helping the cow to cool down through respiration. The economic impact of heat stress can be considerable: in the US, for example, the cost is estimated to be US$800 (€553.442) million annually. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Global Miller, published and supported by the GFMT Magazine and the International Milling Directory from Perendale Publishers

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