ADVERSE EFFECTS OF WET DISTILLERS GRAINS WITH SOLUBLES (WDGS) IN THE DIET OF DAIRY COWS
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Keywords

milk fat
ruminal function
sodium bicarbonate
WDGS

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Nesic K, Ninkovic M, Tasic A. ADVERSE EFFECTS OF WET DISTILLERS GRAINS WITH SOLUBLES (WDGS) IN THE DIET OF DAIRY COWS. AVM [Internet]. 2023 Jun. 29 [cited 2024 Jul. 24];16(1):105-12. Available from: https://niv.ns.ac.rs/e-avm/index.php/e-avm/article/view/321

Abstract

Corn wet distillers grains with solubles (WDGS) included up to 25% in the diet of 16 Simmental dairy cows, 27 to 72 months old, during three weeks, negatively affected rumen function monitored by non-invasive parameters, such as fecal consistency, and also influenced milk quality by reducing milk fat content. Dry distillers' grains with solubles (DDGS) are currently the most attractive by-product of the bioethanol industry due to the possibility of application in the diet of various animal species, whereas WDGS is often more locally available and financially affordable; however, there is little data in the literature indicating potential negative consequences of its use. Therefore, this report aims to point out, based on a practical example, the possible problems of its application in the diet of dairy cows as the most metabolically sensitive category, as well as to demonstrate steps to prevent and/or mitigate eventual errors.

https://doi.org/10.46784/e-avm.v16i1.321
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