Use of ionophores in dairy herds
Camila Marques Oliveira, Rogério Mendes Murta, Dhemerson da Silva Gonçalves, Hélio Oliveira Neves, Antônio Eustáquio Filho, Allana da Silva Leal
Journal Title:Revista Agraria Academica / Agrarian Academic Journal
In this work we present a review of the literature on the use of ionophores in dairy cattle elaborated with research on articles in journals, textbooks, dissertations, theses, projects, which cite this question. It discusses the types of ionophores most used as Monensin Sodium and Lasalocid, as well as its mode of action, presents the effects of ionophores on nutrients, discusses the use and risk of ionophores intoxication, ionophores for dairy cattle and performance results of calves and dairy heifers. The objective of this study was to study the effects of ionophores on the performance, milk production and composition, ruminal fermentation parameters and economic viability in dairy cattle.