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Terra NutriTECH Magnesium

Animal nutrition use : Magnesium

Terra NutriTECH Magnesium

Magnesium plays a key role in muscle and nerve function in ruminants. Deficiencies are very rapid and can be fatal.  Magnesium is vital to the every-day health of ruminants and cannot be stored in the body. Low levels can lead to rapid death in the case of hypomagnesemia or milk fever and reduced levels can lead to lack of thrive and reduced yield due to decreased metabolic activity.

There are a number of things that affect magnesium uptake

  • Dry matter intake (can be affected by a number of things)
  • Potassium(too high)
  • Sodium (too little)
  • Ammonia or nitrogen high
  • Not enough fibre
  • CLA fats in spring grass can affect magnesium uptake

Key features:

  • Magnesium also plays a vital role in calcium metabolism.
  • We must remember also it is estimated cows only ingest/absorb 20% of magnesium (average) so we must look at ensuring supplementation at-risk period is optimal.
  • We often call this deficiency grass tetany as it occurs at grass. It can occur at other times where intakes are affected. This can be weather-related or in stressful conditions like weaning time for suckler cows.
  • Magnesium is stored poorly in the body meaning that anything that affects intakes or absorption can cause the symptoms of hypomagnesia.
  • In cows, it is absorbed from the rumen and high potassium levels will affect its uptake, remembering both slurry and fertilizers can contain potassium.
  • With a high risk in grass-based systems and also with very little time when animals become deficient, we must manage this mineral.


 

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    Magnesium plays a key role in muscle and nerve function in ruminants. Deficiencies are very rapid and can be fatal.  Magnesium is vital to the every-day health of ruminants and cannot be stored in the body. Low levels can lead to rapid death in the case of hypomagnesemia or milk fever and reduced levels can lead to lack of thrive and reduced yield due to decreased metabolic activity.

    There are a number of things that affect magnesium uptake

    • Dry matter intake (can be affected by a number of things)
    • Potassium(too high)
    • Sodium (too little)
    • Ammonia or nitrogen high
    • Not enough fibre
    • CLA fats in spring grass can affect magnesium uptake

    Key features:

    • Magnesium also plays a vital role in calcium metabolism.
    • We must remember also it is estimated cows only ingest/absorb 20% of magnesium (average) so we must look at ensuring supplementation at-risk period is optimal.
    • We often call this deficiency grass tetany as it occurs at grass. It can occur at other times where intakes are affected. This can be weather-related or in stressful conditions like weaning time for suckler cows.
    • Magnesium is stored poorly in the body meaning that anything that affects intakes or absorption can cause the symptoms of hypomagnesia.
    • In cows, it is absorbed from the rumen and high potassium levels will affect its uptake, remembering both slurry and fertilizers can contain potassium.
    • With a high risk in grass-based systems and also with very little time when animals become deficient, we must manage this mineral.


     

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