Synthetic flavors, do they improve intake in dairy calves?

Synthetic flavors, do they improve intake in dairy calves?

Synthetic flavors are additives used in the animal feed industry to enhance the smell and taste of feeds. The sense of taste in dairy cattle is well developed. They can recognize the five basic tastes of sweet, bitter, salty, sour, and umami. Therefore, identifying flavor preferences of dairy calves may help to stimulate and improve the consumption of calf starter.

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Estimating withdrawal period after topical application of oxytetracycline for digital dermatitis treatment

Estimating withdrawal period after topical application of oxytetracycline for digital dermatitis treatment

Digital dermatitis (DD) is a polybacterial disease that affects the skin on the heels of cattle. Round lesions occur along the coronary band of the claws, above the interdigital space next to the heel bulbs. It was first described in Italy in 1974 by Cheli and Morterallo, and it has become a growing problem worldwide for the dairy industry.

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