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Did you know, that …. a high percentage of inorganic sodium selenite is reduced to non-absorbable elementary selenium by the rumen microbiota? This can easily cause a selenium deficiency and lead to a higher incidence of infectious diseases, reduced fertility and performance as selenium is critical for immunity and nutrient metabolism.

Due to the maximum level of 0,5 mg selenium per kg complete feed (EFSA - European Feed Safety Authority), it is not possible to increase the selenium levels in the diet without any limits in order to meet the animals requirements.

Organic selenium offers several advantages compared to the inorganic source. There are no negative interactions with the rumen microbiota and organic selenium can even be stored in the animals tissues. However the maximum permitted quantitiy of organic selenium is even lower than the maximum levels of the inorganic sources. Thus, the animals requirement for selenium can not always be met via organic selenium either.

How can we bring the selenium supplementation of ruminants to the next level to ensure stable health, fertility and performance of the animals?

MiaTrace Se guarantees a high level of safety with regard to the selenium supplementation of ruminants. The selenium particles reach the targeted site of absorption unaffected thanks to the reliable protective capsule. Intestinal enzymes rapidly dissolve the capsule in order to ensure a high absorption rate. Thus MiaTrace Se ensures that the selenium in the diet is completely available for the animal and not excreted with the feaces.

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The benefits?

• A targeted and safe selenium supply for ruminants

• A lower risk for selenium deficiency

• An assurance for health, fertility and performance

Optimizing milk production? Optimizing milk EN

The primary intent of dairy farmers is optimizing milk production on a continuing basis.

Meanwhile the natural challenge of toxic contaminants in several different feed materials is omnipresent and can impair performance and health of our animals.

The rumen is the central organ of ruminants.

On the contrary of monogastrics, the rumen allows the fermentation and digestion of plant constituents and fibre. This is mediated mainly by crucial rumen microbes, which are converting them into energy, protein and nutrients.

Beside nutritional aspects, these rumen microorganisms are also able to detoxify some mycotoxins, change them into metabolites with even a higher toxicity or quite a few mycotoxins simply pass through the rumen transition.

Why? Due to these bacteria populations, rumens are able to convert a part of the mycotoxins into non-toxic metabolic products, depending on microflora stability and pH value. These influencing factors vary according to feed consumption, species and age etc. 

Special attention should be given on the one hand to young animals, whose rumen is not fully developed and of course high-yielding dairy cows.

Especially high milk producing animals, who have a higher demand of energy and nutrients, are fed with concentrates in order to increase milk yield. Thus, negatively changes the composition of the rumen microorganisms and their beneficial characteristics.

Additionally, in high-yielding dairy cows, large amounts of feed lead to high passage rates and less time available for proper feed digestion and limited degradation of mycotoxins.

Furthermore, mycotoxins harm the rumen flora and therewith the ruminal function.

Due to these reasons mycotoxins are not sufficiently neutralised, thus can pass the rumen and more frequently enter the gut to be adsorbed there.

Even low mycotoxin concentrations in the feed of dairy cows can lead beside immunosuppression to fertility disorders, aborts, diarrhea etc. and therewith a lasting reduction of milk production.

The importance of an effective mycotoxin risk management can mean the difference between profit and loss. During each stage of dairy life, the animal should be supported prophylactically in a variety of ways. Therefore, the routinely implementation of and effective mycotoxin risk management is recommended to prevent an imbalance of the rumen microbiota and to support full nutrient uptake and therewith an improvement of milk production.

Find out which solutions do exist in protecting your animals against the toxic effects of mycotoxins.

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