The Effect of Sodium (Na), Potassium (K) and Magnesium (Mg) Supplementation on the Milk Production of Dairy Cows during Summer Environment

Published on: 09/28/2013
Author/s : Umesh Sontakke and Bisitha K.S. (Dairy Cattle Nutrition Division, National Dairy Research Institute, India).

INTRODUCTION In tropical and sub-tropical pasture-based dairy systems, a combination of high air temperatures and high humidity from late spring to early autumn leads to heat stress in lactating cows. Livestock in warm climates have to depend largely upon forage to fulfill their mineral requirements. Forages rarely satisfy all of the needed mineral requirements of grazing livestock. It has been r...

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Drmuhammad Shafique Drmuhammad Shafique
Veterinary Doctor
September 28, 2013
this is very informative article.the ions discussed in this articles are very necessary for those cows which are high combat heat stress in hot summer in Punjab,Pakistan.i personally made a feed supplement" BIONAK-4," having all these ions in this product has the most beneficial effects on performance of cross cows in summer this product advocate the anther's work.
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