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Vitamins & Minerals for Dairy Cattle

Posted on August 8, 2019 at 4:00 AM

Just like humans, cattle and farm animals too need their daily dose of vitamins and minerals. Investing in good quality veterinary feed supplements is one of the best things that a farmer can do for their livestock. Veterinary Feed Supplements are usually fed to farm animals to improve their quality of nutrition.


Ideally, all veterinary feed supplements must contain energy, protein, certain essential vitamins and minerals in equal proportion; although, different species have different nutritional requirements, these are the basic stuff that all dairy animals require in their daily intake.


Inadequate nutrition intake will not only limit your cattle’s performance, but their productivity as well.


What are the different Vitamins & Minerals that Cattle need in their Veterinary Feed Supplements?


Proteins:

Protein is an important part of a balanced cattle diet. Majority of animal tissues and organs need proteins as their building blocks. Therefore, never buy veterinary feed supplements in India that do not have enough quantity of proteins in them.


Calcium, Magnesium & Phosphorous:

Calcium is essential for muscle activity, nerve transmission and de-clotting of blood. Shortage of calcium, magnesium and phosphorous in feed supplements from Veterinary Drug Manufacturers will lead to 'milk fever' in high-producing cows.


Energy:

Carbohydrates are the main source of energy in cattle. For optimal performance, it is important to provide them with adequate amounts of digestible energy. Carbohydrate requirement vary with stage of production and the size of the animal. Avoid veterinary products in India that lack in carbohydrates.


Sodium:

A stable digestive system will indirectly result in good production of meat. Sodium helps in maintaining the acidity level of cattle. Brands that sell high-in-proteins and low-in-sodium feed supplements are actually not promoting a healthy and well-balanced diet for cattle.

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