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2013

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Animal Sciences

DCAD

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The Effect Of Sulfur In Cattle Diets With Varying Cation-Anion Balances Upon Feedlot Performance, Blood Chemistry And Body Fluid Compartments., Paul Gene Summer Jan 2013

The Effect Of Sulfur In Cattle Diets With Varying Cation-Anion Balances Upon Feedlot Performance, Blood Chemistry And Body Fluid Compartments., Paul Gene Summer

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Feeding higher levels of corn distillers grains with solubles (DGS) increases sulfur intake by animals. Excess sulfur in beef finishing diets has been associated with reduced dry matter intake (DMI), body weight (BW) gain, and a negative dietary cation-anion difference (DCAD). The objectives of this work were to determine if adding cations to cattle finishing diets high in sulfur could improve performance and to measure physiological responses in cattle to high sulfur intake with a negative or positive DCAD.

The potential of supplemental cations to increase DCAD and improve performance of cattle consuming finishing diets containing modified distillers with solubles ...