Nutrition key to increasing beef cattle productivity

Group in Brazil researches alternatives for addressing problems such as acidosis, a serious disease that affects feedlot cattle.

Improving the productivity of Brazilian livestock means not only finding ways to make the cattle produce more meat or more milk but also addressing issues such as diseases. One of those, ruminal acidosis, plays a major role in livestock breeding since it mainly strikes animals kept in intensive farming systems, featuring a high mortality rate, even in treated cases.

The affected animal experiences an intense production of lactic acid and a decrease in the pH of the rumen — also

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