ANSC 3120 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Defoamer, B Vitamins, Thrombin

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Animal nutrition roughages or forages forages- bulky feeds; can increase gut fill depending on particle size and limit dmi. High i(cid:374) fi(cid:271)e(cid:396) a(cid:374)d lo(cid:449) e(cid:374)e(cid:396)g(cid:455); do(cid:374)"t feed high a(cid:373)ou(cid:374)ts to poult(cid:396)(cid:455) o(cid:396) s(cid:449)i(cid:374)e. Exception: a gestating sow; use forage as a filer to keep her happy, because we are limiting feed for a sow during gestation so she eats as much as she can during lactation. Has high crude fiber and a wide range of ndf content (35-87%) Depending on time of year and geographical location- some animals spend 24/7 on pasture. May only be supplemented with vitamin/mineral mix unless the forage is lacking. Animals do not need vitamin d if they are on pasture 24/7 in the summer. Environmental conditions can impact use of forages there is not much moisture in pasture in the fall = low quality roughage = low in energy content: animals will eat to meet their energy requirements.

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