Magnesium is an essential nutrient in cattle’s diet. The lack of magnesium can lead to magnesium deficiency in cattle and eventually to one of the common diseases found in grazing animal, grass tetany. Animals are most at risk in developing such nutritional diseases during the spring and fall season when the natural level of magnesium in their habitat is at the lowest. In order to maintain healthy levels of magnesium in the cattle’s diet a supplementary source is required. Feed supplements are commonly used for this purpose with Magnesium Oxide being the compound of choice due to its high bioavailability, concentration in magnesium and its aid in increasing lactotional performance.
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