rumen microbes Alltech Gut Health

Thinking with your gut? The role of microbes in ruminants

Most mammals have little ability to digest fibre. Ruminants (e.g. Sheep, Cattle) are the exception to this rule due to their relationship with various micro-organisms in their digestive tract. The foregut of ruminants houses an ecosystem of micro-organisms that breakdown …

Supplamins Hoof and Health

The impact of hoof health and lameness in livestock

Poor hoof health can have a significant and direct impact on livestock profitability. If hoof problems are not treated promptly, lameness in stock can occur quickly. This results in economic loss, poor performance and is considered a welfare concern. Any …

Mycosorb A+ cattle

Reducing the challenge of storage mycotoxins

Mycotoxins are known to present a dynamic risk to feed quality The challenge initially starts in the field with Fusarium toxins such as the trichothecenes, zearalenone and fumonisin, or the Aspergillus species like aflatoxin. However, even if the feedstuff is …

dairy calf on straw bedding

The missing link in healthy calf rearing

The mantra with rearing healthy calves is well established (Moran 2002, p. 117,199); Keep calves warm, dry and sheltered Maximise acquired immunity through colostrum and vaccination Minimise exposure to pathogens until calves develop their own immunity Dairy farmers appreciate the …

Mycotoxins can impact animal health in a number of ways

The impact of mycotoxins on animal health

Author: Dr. Alexandra Weaver, Alltech Mycotoxin Management Mycotoxins are a common concern for feed quality and animal safety worldwide. Mycotoxins can exert their effects on animals in many ways: change feeding behavior, reduce growth and efficiency, alter intestinal structure or …

Continuing drought in subtropical areas is cause for concern for dairy farmers

Lifting milk production in subtropical dairy cows

THE continuing drought in subtropical dairy regions continues to provide challenges in the nutritional management of dairy cows. Grain prices are coming down which will make formulating increased starch levels more attractive to meet the energy requirements of cows during …