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Unpublished Paper
Effects of Injectable Trace Mineral Supplementation on Embryo Development and Quality in Superovulated Dairy Heifers—First Year Progress Report
Animal Industry Report
  • Kyla Boas, Iowa State University
  • Patrick Gunn, Iowa State University
  • Stephanie Hansen, Iowa State University
  • Tyler Dohlman, Iowa State University
  • Marianna Jahnke, Iowa State University
Extension Number
ASL R3144
Publication Date
2017
Topic
Beef
Summary and Implications
Injectable supplementation of trace minerals is often used to combat the malabsorption of microminerals due to antagonists in feed and water. Previous research has shown that Multimin90, a commercial supplement containing copper, zinc, manganese, and selenium, has been shown to have a positive impact on reproductive efficiency and pregnancy rates in beef cattle. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of supplementation of MultiMin90 on embryo quality in superovulated heifers. This report includes the preliminary results of the first year of an ongoing study. Though there was no difference in overall embryo quality, supplementation of MultiMin90 tended to reduce the proportion of nonfertilized embryos per flush and resulted in one more embryo per flush when compared to a saline-treated control.
Language
en
Citation Information
Kyla Boas, Patrick Gunn, Stephanie Hansen, Tyler Dohlman, et al.. "Effects of Injectable Trace Mineral Supplementation on Embryo Development and Quality in Superovulated Dairy Heifers—First Year Progress Report" (2017)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/stephanie_hansen/25/