Seaweed extract for dairy cattle

04-11-2016 | |
Photo: Shutterstock
Photo: Shutterstock

Seaweed, whether they are green, red or brown, are an abundant, under-used resource in helping reducing the use of antibiotics. What are the benefits for dairy cows, and cows in general?

In the article on Dairy Global, it is explained that MSP (Marine Sulfated Polysaccharides), extracted from seaweed polysaccharides have been shown to have a positive effect on reducing digestive infections in calves, prevent ketosis, boost immunity and reduce metabolic disorders.

The first tests conducted in French farms experiencing recurrent ketosis disorders showed that the distribution of the feed additive during 5 days after calving reduced the occurrence of these metabolic disorders.

The full article can be read on Dairy Global.

Emmy Koeleman Freelance editor