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Technology Inside AntlerMax® Diets

Feb 07, 2020

Developed in 1995 as an innovative first from Purina Animal Nutrition, AntlerMax® By-Pass Protein technology supports antler growth by optimizing protein quality. Protein in traditional deer feed is typically broken down by bacteria in the deer’s rumen and the deer digests the bacteria in its stomach.

Marine Based Diet Reformulation Reflects Changing Environment

Feb 07, 2020

Shrinking polar ice caps and the future of polar bears frequently makes media headlines around the globe. Regardless of the ultimate cause of climate change, sea-ice habitat for polar bears has been reducing, which limits the time they can hunt their prey successfully.

Cold Weather Tips for Dogs

Jan 31, 2020

As the thermometer drops below freezing, you prepare appropriately for your daily walk. You layer clothing, put on a hat, gloves and scarf and are confident that you will stay warm. But how does your dog feel as you open the door and step outside into the icy weather. Will that fur be enough protection to keep him warm and happy? Or are there things we should consider making the winter more fun and comfortable. 

Boost Your Cattle Respiratory Vaccine Program

Jan 31, 2020

Weaned calves encounter a new diet, new environment, new pen mates and weather fluctuations. And, they endure it all without a fully developed immune system. It’s no wonder calves are more susceptible to illness at weaning. But, preventative strategies, like proper cattle respiratory vaccines, prepare a calf to better fight off disease challenges. Consider these tips as you evaluate your cattle vaccination schedule:

How Long do Chickens Lay Eggs?

Jan 23, 2020

Consistent egg production is a sign of happy, healthy hens. Most hens will lay their first egg around 18 weeks of age and then lay an egg almost daily thereafter. In their first year, you can expect up to 250 eggs from high-producing, well-fed backyard chickens. Then, egg counts will naturally decrease each following year with hens entering egg retirement around years six or seven.  

How to Use Paylean for Show Pigs

Jan 23, 2020

Ractopamine is a Beta adrenergic agonist. Simply put, Paylean® shifts nutrients into synthesizing more lean or muscle, and away from fat deposition. Paylean® does not increase the number of muscle fibers, but rather increases the size of existing muscle fibers.  

Choose the Best Bedding for Your Calves Year-round

Jan 15, 2020

Just like you put on multiple layers of clothing before you head outside in the winter, your calves also need a good way to “bundle up” when it gets cold. What’s more, their “winter outfits” need to be dry and clean to prevent respiratory disease. Here are some quick tips to follow when bedding hutches and pens this winter:

Causes of Bloat in Goats

Jan 15, 2020

The rumen produces a lot of gas from the fermentation of food, and goats (as well as all other ruminants) normally get rid of this gas by belching. If something blocks the escape of gas from the rumen, the rumen will begin to expand. You will notice a large bulge on the animal’s left side, as if it had swallowed a soccer ball. 

Dairy Calf Nutrition: A Superhero in the Fight Against Crypto

Jan 10, 2020

Cryptosporidium is the pathogen most commonly diagnosed in association with clinical calf scours in North America.1 But like a superhero fights crime, a full potential diet can help prepare your calves to battle against Crypto.

Feeding Horses Hay Before Grain

Jan 10, 2020

And we all want horses to eat slowly, not choke and enjoy their meals.  But is it really true that feeding hay first will slow the intake of a concentrate meal? It could be a helpful management tip if the effect was real, but some horses seem to gobble up their feed, regardless of when they are fed.  

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