Feed additives

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Scientists create additive to prevent iodine deficiency

Scientists from the Siberian Scientific Research Institute of Agriculture in Tomsk (Agricultural Center) have developed a feed additive that can help prevent iodine deficiency in cattle, reported the press-service of the Agrarian center of Tomsk Oblast.

"We are talking about developing a biologically active humic feed additive, which include macro and micronutrients. The additive is intended for cattle, sheep and goats in different age and physiological periods for prevention, improving productivity and eliminating iodine deficiency "- stated the press service of the Agricultural Center.

Studies have shown that the introduction of humic acids in the diet of animals can lead to an increase in milk production and fat content in cow's milk. Humic acids improve feed efficiency and decrease its costs. Humic feed additives are a rich in various vitamins, macro-and micronutrients that are vital to the growth and development of animals.

"But the problem of iodine deficiency in animals remains. Currently we are looking at developing a method for producing a feed additive from peat for the prevention and treatment of iodine deficiency in polygastric animals as well as to increase the profitability of milk production"- said in a statement of Agricultural Center.

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