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7 WAYS TO PREVENT ACIDOSIS
by a high-grain diet. Again, the exact mechanism of
how yeast helps the animal is unknown, but the general
consensus is that it helps to some degree.

4

Roughage stem length

Cows that graze chop long swaths of grass and
gulp them down without any chewing. They
leave this job for when they rest, during which time they
"ruminate." That is, they bring up from the rumen a bolus
of roughage and chew it. During this time, they produce
saliva, which includes a lot of natural bicarbonate that
helps reduce rumen acidity. If we provide stabled dairy
cows with finely chopped roughage material (because it
is easier to mechanize its distribution), we disrupt this
natural process, and then we have to add chemicals to
bring rumen pH back to normal. Thus, long roughage is
a natural way for the animal to avoid metabolic rumen
distress problems.

5

Grain particle size

Finely ground grains are required for nonruminant animals (pigs and poultry) to improve
feed efficiency. The same can be said for ruminants,
as finely ground grains can rapidly escape the rumen
and reach the real stomach, providing more readily
available energy and proteins. But this also creates a
target for bacteria in the rumen, leading eventually
to acidosis and bloating. Thus, there needs to be a
balance between how finely we grind grains and the
risk of metabolic disorders.

6

Pelleted ingredients

Some feedstuffs come pelleted - sugar beet pulp
and rapeseed meal are two that come easily to
mind. If acidosis is a problem, it would be wise to avoid
grinding them down before incorporating into rations.
Perhaps this will cause a bit of a mechanical/distribution

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Feed Strategy - September 2019
Contents
In the Mix
Industry Happenings
Top Feed Companies: 102 companies rise to the top in 2018 Report highlights global compound animal feed manufacturers producing volumes over 1 million metric tons in 2018.
5 regulatory considerations for EU feed manufacturers
EU aligns biosecurity measures to contain ASF
Marketing nutrition through your own newsletter
How do the nutritional values of wheat compare to corn?
7 ways to prevent acidosis, bloating in dairy cows
Broiler feed form, particle size assists performance
Products
Advertisers’ Index
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Feed Strategy - September 2019 - Cover1
Feed Strategy - September 2019 - Cover2
Feed Strategy - September 2019 - Contents
Feed Strategy - September 2019 - In the Mix
Feed Strategy - September 2019 - Industry Happenings
Feed Strategy - September 2019 - Top Feed Companies: 102 companies rise to the top in 2018 Report highlights global compound animal feed manufacturers producing volumes over 1 million metric tons in 2018.
Feed Strategy - September 2019 - 5 regulatory considerations for EU feed manufacturers
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Feed Strategy - September 2019 - Marketing nutrition through your own newsletter
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Feed Strategy - September 2019 - How do the nutritional values of wheat compare to corn?
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Feed Strategy - September 2019 - 7 ways to prevent acidosis, bloating in dairy cows
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Feed Strategy - September 2019 - Broiler feed form, particle size assists performance
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