Effects of monensin sodium, plant extracts and injectable trace minerals on feedlot performance, fertility and morbidity of beef cattle
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Two studies were conducted to evaluate the effects monensin sodium, plant extracts, and injectable trace minerals on heifer and bull fertility, and calf feedlot performance and morbidity. In the first study, Angus heifers (n = 107; 259.3 ± 21.0 d of age), blocked by weaning BW (262.7 ± 29.9 kg; d -19), were randomly assigned to treatments in a 2 x 2 factorial design, where all heifers received the same basal ration consisting of a 30% CP liquid supplement containing 200 mg/0.45 kg monensin sodium. Treatments were applied daily to the basal ration as topdressed supplements and were fed at a ...