Monensin, Tylosin and Protein Supplementation With Finishing Cattle

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Gates, R. N.
Department of Animal Science, Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
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Antibiotic supplementation for feedlot cattle is a common practice as a means of decreasing diesease problems, improving feedlot performance and reducing the incidence of abscessed livers in cattle fed high-concentrate diets. Use of monensin in rations for feedlot cattle has rather consistently improved feed utilization. The use of monensin in combination with an antibiotic has not been extensively studied.