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Effects of Original XPC on Newly Weaned Beef Steer Nutrient Digestibility and Response to a Vaccination Challenge

Authors
  • Erin Deters (Iowa State University)
  • Rebecca Stokes (Iowa State University)
  • Olivia N. Genther-Schroeder (Iowa State Universtiy)
  • Stephanie L. Hansen (Iowa State Universtiy)

Abstract

The study was designed to determine the effects of Diamond V Original XPC, a yeast fermentation product, in the diets of newly weaned beef steers on nutrient digestibility and response to a vaccination challenge. Although no overall performance benefit was noted, XPC improved total tract CP digestibility. Steers fed XPC at 14 g/d exhibited lesser concentrations of APP, greater DMI, and more efficient rumination post-vaccination. Further research is needed to determine the optimal supplementation rate of XPC to newly received beef cattle.

How to Cite:

Deters, E., Stokes, R., Genther-Schroeder, O. N. & Hansen, S. L., (2018) “Effects of Original XPC on Newly Weaned Beef Steer Nutrient Digestibility and Response to a Vaccination Challenge”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 15(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-459

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Published on
01 Jan 2018
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