Effect of rate of inclusion of grass and maize silage fed without or with copper antagonists on the performance and indicators of copper status in dairy cows

Sinclair, L.A., Birch, S. and Mackenzie, A.M. (2013) Effect of rate of inclusion of grass and maize silage fed without or with copper antagonists on the performance and indicators of copper status in dairy cows. Advances in Animal Biosciences, 4 (1). p. 71.

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Abstract

Copper (Cu) is one of the most important trace elements for normal health and performance in dairy cattle and is required by approximately 300 different proteins whose function range from antioxidants to release of hormones (Suttle, 2010). Clinical symptoms of Cu deficiency are often related to interactions with antagonists such as molybdenum (Mo) and sulphur (S) which form thiomolybdates and bind available Cu. It is recognized that the degree of thiomolybdate formation is dependent on the basal forage, although understanding of the mechanisms remains poor. The objectives of the current study were to determine the effect of inclusion rate of grass and maize silage fed without or with added S and Mo on the performance and Cu status of dairy cows.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Animal Production, Welfare and Veterinary Sciences
Depositing User: Mr Darren Roberts
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2018 10:26
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2018 10:28
URI: http://hau.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/17051

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