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Flaxseed-based feed supplement may support dairy cow performance

Rumen-stable flaxseed product may deliver omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids into milk.

Research conducted over the past 50 years has shown that the general health of dairy cows (immunity and uterine health) as well as pregnancy rates (fertilization and embryo development) can be improved through enhanced post-ruminal delivery and absorption of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), especially omega-3 PUFAs, according to N. Swanepoel and P.H. Robinson of the University of California-Davis department of animal science.

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